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During Summer Vacation, Take Time to Appreciate Your Partner

By Murray Dabby, LCSW | Jun 22, 2019

With busy lives and constant distractions, it can be all too easy to fall into a routine where you’re just there – in the partnership – but completely focused on getting through the day. As the summer vacation season arrives, Murray and Allie recommend carving out a few minutes for each other during that vacation,…

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Create a Mutual Admiration Society

By Allison Caffyn, LPC | May 31, 2019

We’ve all heard the phrase “the honeymoon is over”, meaning that the relationship has settled into something of a routine.  When that happens, couples can begin to feel that they’ve lost connection with each other. Remembering what we fell in love with in the first place can change that. In just a few minutes, you can…

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Use Soft Startup Techniques for Tough Conversations

By Murray Dabby, LCSW | May 24, 2019

If every fight you have with your partner ends the same way, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Sometimes all you need is a better way to frame the issue. Here are four easy tools one partner can use to bring up a difficult subject with their mate. Voice the complaint without blame Explain…

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Five Keys to Building a Great Relationship

By Allison Caffyn, LPC | May 22, 2019

Whether you’re celebrating new love by getting engaged or looking for ways to reconnect to your partner after years together, there are five critical connection points that will get you closer to a lifetime of happiness. The Couples College deepens the conversation around these five critical connection points: Make time for each other Engage in…

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Maximize Your Sensual Potential

By Murray Dabby, LCSW | May 17, 2019

When you think about sex, what makes you warm up, and what leaves you cold? What about your partner? In this video, Murray & Allie discuss the importance of physical intimacy in maintaining a positive and loving relationship. Maximize Your Sensual Potential Use the worksheet to guide discussions and actions. Download (PDF)

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Annual Relationship Review

By Allison Caffyn, LPC | Jan 9, 2019

As you look over the last 12 months, what relationship practices would you keep and which would you let go of for the future? This video was created for reflection on 2018 and looking ahead to 2019, but it works for any “year”. Murray & Allie discuss making relationship plans together, to set off on…

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Feeling Clumsy in Your Partnership

By Allison Caffyn, LPC | Feb 13, 2018

In a group couples’ session last week, part of our conversation was about how to stay committed to working on your relationship when you’re clumsy. Trying to improve your partnership often begins with therapy and learning a lot of new skills, but in those moments where you’re feeling a lot of strong emotion, anger, frustration…

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