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Arguments as Opportunities for Intimacy and Empathy in Your Relationship

Many couples find themselves repeating the same fight. The patterns become habitual and ineffective ways of meeting needs and resolving conflict. But what if couples hit the pause button and first determined their goal? Before responding to your partner consider this, “What is most important to me? Is it the quality of this relationship or […]

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Critiquing “Hope Springs”: Find out what you won’t learn about couples’ counseling and sex therapy from the movie.

The following review has been written from the perspective of a sex therapist, Dr. Barbara Bartlik, MD (http://drbarbaramd.com/) and Gary Krane, PhD, co-founder of couplewise.com. The recently released movie, “Hope Springs,” depicts couples’ counseling and in a sensitive and realistic manner, providing viewers with a glimpse of what couples’ therapy actually is like. In addition, […]

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Bids for Emotional Connection in Couples Therapy by Dr. Dan Wile, PhD, danwile.com

Intro by Gary Krane The following brilliant essay is by Dr. Dan Wile, a therapist  whom the eminent Dr. John Gottman calls, “a genius and the greatest living marital therapist [in America].” The essay is a highly sophisticated analysis of what Gottman calls “Bids,” or what we at couplewise.com know as actions that meet our […]

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REPORT: “What Works in Marriage and Relationship Education?”

If anyone still has doubts that short-term, inexpensive, skill-building, educational interventions can be powerfully effective in improving and even saving marriages, we at couplewise.com believe you will find this read a powerful inspiration. Give it read and post a comment or two. Start by clicking the image below. Don’t forget to come back and comment. […]

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