Category Archives for How to Help Couples

The Generative Conversation

The Anatol Rapaport Intervention is a Generative Conversation I thought it might be a good idea to talk more about Generative Conversations, and in particular, the Anatol Rapaport Intervention in Gottman

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The Zeigarnik Effect

What is the Zeigarnik Effect? The “Zeigarnik Effect” is a phenomenon of memory that describes how uncompleted tasks are not easily forgotten. Soviet psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik first became

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How to Spot a Lie

The Neuro-Science of Lying Would you like to know how to spot a lie? A recent meta-study of 60 independent research studies on deception by Dr. R. Edward Geiselman and his team have uncovered a classic

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Five Best Ways to Improve Your Marriage

Five Best Ways to Improve Your Marriage The five best ways to improve your relationship have been discovered by a 2017 literature review of 35 different psychological studies on over 12,000 people.  Meta-analysis

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18 Ways You Cope if You Were Abused as a Child

If you were abused as a child, you may have Developmental Trauma. Here are 18 behaviors you may engage in that your partner might find puzzling, annoying, or downright strange. If you or your spouse

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What Does Successful Couples Therapy Look Like?

Successful Couples Therapy is Preventative Successful couples therapy is not just about fixing problems, although that is how it is most commonly understood. Science-based couples therapy can help you

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Transition to Parenthood

Transition to Parenthood and Marital Satisfaction Transition to Parenthood is the first developmental task for a new couple. It took the field almost 50 years to get away from the cultural expectation

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The Problem with Being Defensive

The Problem with Being Defensive The problem with being defensive is that it keeps you stuck in your own head. Many couples slide into conflictual conversations too casually, easily and quickly. Gottman

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How Does Couples Therapy Work?

How Does Couples Therapy Work? How does couples therapy work? If you scrunched down all of the data, what are the essential common factors of effective couples therapy? Lisa Benson is a psychologist and

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What You Need to Know about Couples Therapy Models

Couples Therapy in 2017 is Divided into Three Parts My apologies to Julius Caesar aside, the three major couples therapy models are Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg,

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