“I love her and that’s the beginning of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald What makes the difference between a healthy love that lasts versus one that fails to stand the test of time?  According to Judith S. Wallerstein, PhD, co-author of the book The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts, research indicates that successful marriages involve…

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“The giving of love is an education in itself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Relationships have the capacity to provide us with emotional support, nurturance, friendship, and love.  The very same relationships are also capable of causing emotional distress, deprivation, and loneliness.  The difference between those two types of relationships is that the healthy relationship rests upon…

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“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.” – Deepak Chopra Healthy, stable, and loving relationships don’t happen by magic.  They happen as the result of two people actively working together to be a team, empathizing with the other’s point…

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In a healthy relationship, we are able to ask for what we need without a paralyzing fear of conflict or of the potential reaction of the other person.  This is far easier said than done.  It can be scary to assert ourselves in a relationship, exposing our authentic vulnerable selves to another human being.  While…

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