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Got Relationship Blues?

Hint: Stop Criticizing Why endless criticism is doomed to failure. Published on April 4, 2014 by Mark Banschick, M.D. in Psychology Today Look at your relationship. The problems seem obvious. But, what are the solutions? This guest blog by Heather Edwards, breaks down relationship problems into a digestible form,making it easier for you to do what’s needed to be happier. The Good […]

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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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Does Couples Therapy Work?

By Sharon Jackson The recent New York Times article, “Does Couples Therapy Work?”   touched upon an interesting dilemma among practicing  therapists who treat couples.  That dilemma being how difficult it is to sit in a room with two people, who in most cases, are at war with each other. Dr. Barbara Bartlik, M.D., has this to […]

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