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Therapy Blog for Counseling in Sacramento - Relationship Therapy Center

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What is the Gottman Method For Healthy Relationships?

Nancy Ryan

There are many different types of couples therapy. And, not all therapy is created equal. Some therapeutic modalities or practices are based on scientifically-proven techniques. These are called evidence-based therapies and they have been proven to work. One such kind of therapy is called The Gottman Method.

Here at the Relationship Therapy Center, we are proud to use the Gottman Method in couples therapy. Here is a breakdown of the Gottman Method and what you can expect.

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Help! My Partner Won't Come To Therapy

Nancy Ryan

You are ready to get help, but your partner refuses. What can you do?

Are you and your partner having marriage problems? Maybe your husband refuses to get a job after being laid off for six months. Your boyfriend of five years gets angry over the smallest things. If it weren’t for these things, you’d have a great relationship. But, you can't get past them. You're ready to get help. However, your partner refuses to go to therapy. The good news is that if your partner will not budge, all is not hopeless. Here are some tips.

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Surviving Infidelity- Tips to repair your relationship

Nancy Ryan

Infidelity seems to be on the rise. According to researchers, the number of people who cheat has increased more than 40 percent since 1990.

An affair can quickly spell the end of an even seemingly happy marriage. However, an affair does not have to result in a divorce. Relationship therapists agree that it is possible to save a marriage after an affair. If both partners are willing to put in the hard work, there is hope for the couple. Here are some tips for surviving infidelity.

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Is Premarital Counseling Really Necessary?

Nancy Ryan

Creating a happy, lasting relationship should be something that you are focused on right from the start. The way to do that is through premarital counseling. Maybe you think that premarital counseling a waste of time. You could be thinking “do we really need counseling if we are not having a religious ceremony?” The answer is a resounding yes!

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3 Ways To Express Your Anger Without Pushing Your Partner Away

Nancy Ryan

It's completely normal to have arguments and disagreements in a relationship. However, expressing your anger the wrong way can instantly push your partner away. Over time, it can result in a loss of intimacy and trust in a relationship. In contrast, expressing anger in a positive and safe way can help you feel more connected to your partner. Sharing your feelings with your partner will help build a stronger bond and solidify your relationship.

Here are some positive ways that you can express your anger without getting more riled up or pushing your partner away.

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What Does It Mean For The Relationship When Your Partner Won’t Change?

Nancy Ryan

Does your partner make promises that they don't keep? Maybe he promises to stop spending money, but then the credit card bills keep coming in every month — higher than ever before. She swears that she won't drink again. When a partner says one thing yet does another, it erodes trust and intimacy in a relationship. So, what can you do when your partner acknowledges a problem and promises to work on it — yet never follows through? Here are some tips

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5 Practical Tips to Deal with a Emotionally Explosive Spouse

Nancy Ryan

Dealing with an emotionally explosive spouse is not easy. One minute you’re fine and you feel like you know your partner, the next, you feel like you’re married to a stranger. While every marriage has its ups and downs, emotional explosions and angry outbursts really take a toll on your relationship and will cause shut down and distance.

These five tips may be just what you need to help you manage these outbursts in your marriage.

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