Within the realm of relationships, feelings of intimacy and closeness are fostered through responsive and empathic listening. This relational skill set is at the core of fostering dynamic and critical communication patterns for relational health.… Read the rest →
Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Relationships’
By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
For most of us, social media is a must-have. Invites for a majority of events are handled on social media; your newsfeed showcases the milestones of all your friends, acquaintances, and everyone you met a party one time four years ago.… Read the rest →
Ah, young love. It’s a wonderful time filled with butterflies, hormones and almost unbelievable awkwardness. Wow. I’m thankful I aged out of it a long time ago, and I’m thankful my kids have nearly made it out as well.
Whether your kids are in the midst of dating for the first time or you’re here to prepare for the inevitable, you should know that it’s not easy to be the parent of a dating teenager.… Read the rest →
The relationship is over, but you’re left with emotional baggage. Whether the break up was for the best or the worst, you may find yourself adopting new habits in an attempt to manage your feelings. Maybe you’re going out more to try to find a new distraction, or you’re isolating yourself by staying in and watching too many re-runs of Friends.… Read the rest →