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Emotional Dialogue

By Charles Bower | April 22, 2022
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We often have trouble communicating in relationships regardless of the type of relationship.  This is more so in a couple’s environment as there are always competing priorities or values.  One of the major enhancements to a relationship, especially in marriage, is to have emotional dialogues with each other.  Emotional dialogue is the process by which one person offers a bid for emotional connection and the other person receives it by validating the emotions and demonstrating a willingness to nurture those emotions. I can already picture, usually men, rolling their eyes at this point thinking they have to get in touch […]

Knowing Your Partner

By Charles Bower | April 11, 2022
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How well do you know your partner?  Oftentimes we say we know them but find it difficult to buy them gifts or know what to do to help them on a daily basis.  I often hear couples who have been together for a while, especially after the children leave the home, that they just don’t know each other anymore.  The question is, did they ever know their partner? We tend to start our relationships very much engaged with our partner, but after a while, and a short while at that, we tend to disengage as we become comfortable.  We tend […]

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