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6 Conflict Resolution Strategies For Couples Fighting Like Cats And Dogs

Learn how to stop the arguments before they escalate. Conflict resolution strategies for relationships are now important more than ever. In January 2020, when you were making your New Year’s Resolutions about your life and relationship, you probably never thought that you would be stuck inside with your partner for a couple of months and be ready to call it...[ read more ]

6 Lessons Learned Post COVID-19 For Couples

Since COVID-19 and stay at home orders started, your life and your relationship probably changed in many dramatic ways; some changes are for the better and well, some changes might have not been beneficial to your relationship.  After quarantine, many couples are wondering how to nurture and continue their closeness when they return to their office all day. We Feel...[ read more ]

Nurturing Your Relationship During “Stay at Home” Orders

During these unprecedented times, we are stuck in our homes for an undetermined amount of time with our partners, spending more hours with them than ever before. We might have always wished for extra time with a partner, but I’m guessing no one imagined it would be spent under “stay at home” orders due to a global pandemic. Recently I’ve...[ read more ]

Relationship Resolutions: A New Spark for the New Year

Every new year brings new and renewed resolutions and commitments to our work, school, family, and self. We are excited by the thought of what this year can bring. Frequently, we wonder about what new possibilities and opportunities will arise in 2020. As we reflect on our lives, we reflect on our relationships, too. Some people begin the new year...[ read more ]

7 Tips for Improving Communication in Marriage and How PACT Therapy Helps

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On average, couples tend to wait around 6 years before they seek out help with their marriages. That's 6 long years of discontent. During that time, problems fester and grow until they feel insurmountable. It doesn't have to be that way. Communication in marriage isn't a hidden secret. With extra effort and help from PACT therapy, you'll find that your...[ read more ]

Relationship Therapy: How to Get the Most out of Couples Counseling

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Couples therapy is a great idea for any couple no matter how strong their relationship is. In fact, counseling has been shown to be around 75% effective overall. However, in order for it to work, you have to take certain steps and be in the right mindset. However, if you're new to therapy, how can you know what steps you need...[ read more ]

Do You Have Your Partner’s “Owner Manual”?

As Seen On: PACT Institute In your romantic relationship, paying attention to your partner’s responses and attitudes is especially prudent. Observing impressions and reactions can help you become more in tune with a partner’s likes and dislikes. I refer to this practice as “obtaining your partner’s ‘owner manual.’” For example, if I say the word rollercoaster, most people have a...[ read more ]

Are You Listening?

Active Listening is a foundational key skill for a successful marriage that both partners should participate in. Active Listening creates a deeper understanding and helps couples empathize more with their partner’s wants and needs. Active Listening doesn't mean remaining silent while your spouse speaks. Marriage is not a one-way street, and neither is communication. Miscommunication occurs when one partner remains...[ read more ]

Looking for the Baby

Looking for the Baby We have all been in situations in which we feel misunderstood by our partner. We might be left scratching our head, wondering why our partner just doesn’t get us. PACT therapists recognize that such misunderstandings or misattunements to nonverbal and verbal cues are similar to what can happen with babies and their primary caretaker(s). We know from attachment theory that if the caretaker is unresponsive, punitive, anxious, or inconsistent, then the...[ read more ]



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