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4 Essential Relationship Elements of a Lasting Love

When we’re young, we’re taught how to share and play well with others. Somehow as adults, these early lessons don’t always translate into building and maintaining loving relationships. But, it’s never too late to learn new life skills, and creating healthy relationships is one of the best skills you can have. The following are the […]

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5 Tips to Loving Yourself Again

5 Tips to Loving Yourself Again

We are born knowing that we are infinitely lovable. Babies and toddlers demand love and attention. They ask to be held, they ask for toys and presents and they feel they deserve them. When we’re very young, we simply somehow just “know” that we are amazing and deserve nothing but goodness. But then something happens… […]

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5 Ways to Handle Flashbacks that come from PTSD

5 Ways to Handle Flashbacks that come from PTSD

Flashbacks are our brain’s way of processing traumatic events that we’ve experienced. But what tends to happen is, our subconscious goes to our storage cabinet to access some important memories regarding the event, and everything sort of tumbles out of the cabinet all at once. This falling out or flashback experience can feel almost as […]

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Couple Talking about Goals | Affair and Recovery Counseling | Ft Worth, TX

The Importance of Creating & Sharing Goals as a Couple

Many authors, from Viktor Frankl to Deepak Chopra, have discussed the importance of living a purposeful life. It is purpose that allows us to transcend ourselves and create meaningful moments. Frankl believed that a pursuit in meaning in life is far more important than the pursuit of happiness, as meaning connects us to our past, […]

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Why EMDR is a Helpful Treatment for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Why EMDR is a Helpful Treatment for Sexual Abuse Survivors

.  1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Many people don’t know how to cope with the event or express their feelings in a healthy way after sexual abuse occurs . As a result, […]

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5 Things to Notice about Addiction Before it Takes Over

5 Things to Notice about Addiction Before it Takes Over

Drug and alcohol addiction has continued to rise in our country, with roughly 23 million Americans affected. In other words, that's currently one in every 10 Americans dealing with the effects of addiction.  But what is addiction exactly, and how can we recognize the symptoms? Drug addiction, or substance use disorder, is the psychological and […]

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5 Daily Self-Care Exercises for Abuse Survivors

5 Daily Self-Care Exercises for Abuse Survivors

Unfortunately, being a survivor of trauma or abuse is exceedingly common. Moreover, according to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually. In addition, a recent study discovered, nearly 1 in 4 adult women and approximately 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate […]

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How to Fit Romance Back into Your Scheduled Sex Life

How to Fit Romance Back into Your Scheduled Sex Life

It’s the natural course of things in any romantic relationship: as time passes, the “newness” and “butterflies” gives way to routine. You always know what to expect from your partner, and you’ve heard all their stories. While your love for your partner has grown and matured along with you and your relationship, it’s not uncommon […]

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Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling

Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling

Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise. When you finally take the car in, too much damage has been done and your engine is beyond repair. At the same time, […]

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5 Ways to Recharge Your Energy After a Rough Day

5 Ways to Recharge Your Energy After a Rough Day

Few things zap your energy the way a stressful day can. Stress is known to reduce our levels of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that play an important role in our mood, energy and motivation. After a difficult day, you might be tempted to lounge on the couch watching TV until it’s time to go to […]

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