How Early Attachment Styles Can Influence Later Relationships

Lucy Fry  //  

There are more layers and complexities to contemporary attachment theory, but for the moment, let’s just say there are four main attachment styles — secure, insecure-avoidant, insecure-anxious and disorganised.

More Than Money

Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D.  //  

Disagreements about money often get stuck at the practical level and deeper levels of meaning, history, or world views are not explored or understood fully.

The Little Things You Do

The Gottman Institute  //  

we asked our followers to share some of the “small words, small gestures, and small acts” their partners do for them. Our hearts were so warmed by the responses, we’d love to share some of them with you.

The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  //  

While all couples need autonomy and closeness, many partners struggle with the pursuer-distancer dance and feel chronically dissatisfied with their degree of intimacy. When the pattern of pursuing and distancing becomes ingrained, the behavior of one partner provokes and maintains the behavior of the other.

How to Heal from Past Relationships

Stacy Hubbard, LMFT  //  

What role did the Four Horsemen, relationship phases, flooding, and perpetual problems play in your past relationships?

The Perfect Relationship

Jaime Spielmann  //  

Never underestimate the power of making a few small, simple changes within your relationship to develop the skills needed to make your love flourish for many years to come.

The Three Keys to Passion

Cheryl Fraser, Ph.D  //  

If I’m looking to build the ultimate passionate relationship, a love affair filled with joy, intensity, loyalty, and desire, a relationship that becomes deeper and sexier as time goes on, then I want to build that on a very strong foundation.