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Online Dating? How to Use Texting to Identify Attachment Styles

Are you someone actively looking for a partner and find yourself on the dating scene? Having an awareness of your Attachment style, as well as your potential partner’s Attachment style, can help you cut through the sometimes confusing and emotionally troubling dating experience. Identify Attachment Styles through Text Message Behavior Like it or not, texting is [...]

3 Lazy Relationship Habits to Avoid

Fostering meaningful connection in the digital age poses challenges that never existed in previous generations – at least not to today’s scale and scope. Do you find yourself scanning your friends’ latest Instagram posts while your partner is talking? Millions of couples report that digital technology, like SmartPhones, is undermining their relationship at the very foundation. [...]

3 Telltale Signs of Secure Attachment

Genuinely connected partners will be the first to admit that their relationships are not perfect, but individuals with Secure Attachment share many characteristics, making it possible to manage the challenges that arise constructively. Here are 3 of the many signs that you and your partner share Secure Attachment. #1 You Both Feel Comfortable Being Your Authentic [...]

Is Jealousy Bad for Relationships?

“Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.” ― Maya Angelou Chances are if you have committed to a long-term partnership at some point, you have experienced jealousy when it comes to your relationship. In the context [...]

5 Habits of Securely Attached Couples

Securely Attached couples share deep connection and intimacy with their partners based on trust that you will consistently meet one another's needs. Turning toward your partner when they ask for your attention or affection is one of the greatest strengths in an intimate relationship according to the Gottman Relationships Research Institute. Here are 5 additional habits [...]

3 Ways Attachment Styles Affects Sex and Intimacy

Attachment Adaptations impact our adult relationships, including sexual behaviors and our ability to develop intimacy. Securely Attached couples can enjoy both the physical and emotional connection fostered by a healthy sexual relationship, look out for their own needs and those of their partners, and develop deeper connections through shared sexual satisfaction. Attachment Adaptations can mean that [...]

3 Reasons Why People Shut Down Emotionally

Loving someone who shuts down, stonewalls you, or simply will not communicate, causes a quandary, particularly if you can tell by their lack of engagement that something is going on deep below the surface. Alternatively, if you have shut down emotionally yourself, you might review some of the following reasons why people close themselves off and [...]

Fostering Intimacy Outside of the Bedroom

We often associate intimacy with the bedroom and physical acts of affection. It is helpful, however, to participate in intimacy foreplay before diving between the sheets. The connection that non-sexual intimacy fosters deepens connection and can enhance the physical pleasure of both partners when it's time for sex. Appreciate the Small Things Day-to-day life has a [...]

Attachment Injury – You Are Not Broken

The human brain adapts and adjusts in order to keep you safe. Attachment adaptations often cause people to feel “damaged” or “broken,” which misrepresents what the brain is really doing to protect its keeper. Attachment adaptations occur in early childhood when disruptions between the caregiver and child relationships interrupt Secure Attachment and are a necessary coping [...]

Solve Attachment Injury in Your Adult Relationships

Many people have idealized misconceptions about having the perfect relationship. Perhaps, they think, having a partner in life will fill in the gaps and holes left by past trauma or Attachment injuries. What many people fail to realize is that the intimate relationship is often the place where these painful experiences become amplified and because your [...]