Relationships

Relationships

Couples Counseling Secrets

I couldn’t agree with the following quote more. My beliefs are identical. Take a look, think about it and then we shall proceed with some personal self-evaluation.  “Resentment is a relationship killer,” says psychotherapist and couples counselor Susan Adler. If

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Kind Words Go a Long Way

Just how kind are you with your words, thoughts and communication with loved ones, family and friends? Take a moment to consider how affirming, validating and positive you are with your life partner. If you are thinking these thoughts but

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Start With Gratitude

What matters in relationship more than any other factors? Are you ready to learn but even more importantly respond by taking action? Let’s start with gratitude. There are many opportunities to express validating, loving and kind words to your partner.

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Anxiety

Beating your head on a wall?

Do you feel this way sometimes when it comes to trying to communicate or get something done? Have you thought about what might be causing this frustration and block? Perhaps it is time to go deeper and explore the patterns

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Unplug to Connect

A Gallup poll last year found that 73% percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 checked their devices a few times an hour – including 22% every few minutes. 59% of respondents ages 30 to 49 said they looked at

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Pleasing People–Upside and Downside

Let’s start with the downside of pleasing. What is the cost to you to always please others? Do a bit of self-analysis on the test. Are you…. Always putting everyone else’s needs before your own? Always saying yes? Only feel

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Relationships

Emotional Flooding—How to Self-Soothe

Nothing much good happens when you are emotionally flooded during a relationship conflict. Flooding consists of stress hormones surging through you, which makes it very difficult to resolve conflict rationally.  As adrenalin and cortisol floods the nervous system, you will feel the

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36 Questions: Formula for Falling in Love

Arthur Aron of the Interpersonal Relationships Lab at Stony Brook University in New York, who published his results in “The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness” in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (1997). You can try these questions with a date, but they’re not necessarily

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.