Intimate relationships are an incredibly fulfilling and positive part of our lives when they are working well. But to feel alone in a relationship, or resentful that you have given up pieces of yourself that were important to you in order to make the relationship work can be devastating and can begin to impact other areas of your life. Healthy and happy relationships are possible. And sometimes it is simply a matter of small shifts that make significant differences.
Here’s some science behind happy relationships. Dr. Gottman outlines the findings, tools and techniques that have helped thousands of couples from around the world build a “Sound Relationship House.”
Great TedTalk by Esther Perel on how to maintain and increase desire in long term relationships. Worth a watch.
If you are pregnant and a planner, or are currently in the midst of trying to figure out how to get your infant to sleep, whether we are talking daytime naps, or during the night, you know there is an endless supply of information out there. The spectrum of options range from cry-it-out methods, to attachment styles, to somewhere in between styles. And the definitions of these vary.