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Handling Conflict Part 2

Handling Conflict Part 2

Picking up where we left off in Handling Conflict Part 1, here are more conflict styles and how they can be used. Agreement vs. Coercion Someone who uses an agreement style (functional) realizes that power plays are not the way to resolve the conflict. Someone who uses coercion (dysfunctional) is manipulative and attempts to gain […]

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Handling Conflict Part 1

Handling Conflict Part 1

It is inevitable that you will experience conflict in every interpersonal relationship you have. Many people think of conflict as a negative thing, when in reality it’s not. In fact, conflict isn’t good or bad. Conflict is an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from […]

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The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

If you are feeling emotionally disconnected to your partner, Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the book The Five Love Languages, may be able to help you. In his book, Chapman explains that there are five ways through which people feel love: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. If […]

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Overcoming the Stigma of Counseling

Overcoming the Stigma of Counseling

Let’s face it; there’s a stigma towards counseling services. Many people do not want to see a therapist due to the negative connotation that comes with therapy or counseling. The last thing we want is to be seen as crazy, weak or unstable. However, everyone can benefit from counseling regardless of age, gender, race, financial […]

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So Why Did He Do It?

So Why Did He Do It?

I hear women ask their spouse after an affair or acting out sexually, “Why did you do it?” Men have a difficult time answering why. I’ve heard them say I am just“stupid”, “I just wasn’t thinking” or “ I don’t know”. They also blame their spouse, claiming that if they had more sex in the relationship, they […]

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