Relationship Posts

Interview with Dr. Nadine, Former Wife of the Wolf of Wall Street
Is Mental Health the Real Wealth? — In an exclusive interview, Dr. Nadine Macaluso opens up about her eight year marriage to the infamous Wolf of Wall Street. Before Dr. Nadine Macaluso became a marriage therapist and received her PhD in somatic psychotherapy, she was a 22-year-old model named Nadine Caridi, who found herself falling emphatically …
why realistic expectations matter to the health of a relationship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtCtE0f61zo Check out the cliff noted version of Alain De Botton's points from his talk, "How We Destroyed the Capacity to Love." Alain is a philosopher, researcher, and creator of the "School of Life", focusing on educating the world on emotional and relationship wellness. As a marriage and family therapist, I find his style of …
Signs of verbal abuse
https://youtu.be/afJy7R2BPBc Signs of Verbal Abuse
Timeless relationship Tips for a healthy love life
Nedra Tawwab is a truly phenomenal therapist, philanthropist, and expert in the mental health field. It was so exciting to hear her thoughts on love and relationships. I highly suggest watching and following her on Instagram. I jotted some key takeaways below that may help you right now! https://youtu.be/wkE3qxX8Q-c Paraphrasing a great metaphor- “Life without …
Why We Struggle To Communicate When We Need To Talk the Most
https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg *Empathy is a critical relationship skill. Empathy can be categorized in two ways: Affective empathy refers to the sensations and feelings we get in response to others’ emotions; this can include reflecting back to that person what they are feeling, or feeling stressed when we notice another person’s worry and fear. Cognitive empathy refers …
Your Health May Improve by Establishing Better Boundaries with your Socials
An increasing body of evidence suggests that the time we spend on our smartphones is interfering with our sleep, self-esteem, relationships, memory, attention spans, creativity, productivity and problem-solving and decision-making skills. Your cortisol levels are elevated when your phone is in sight or nearby, or when you hear it or even think you hear it. …
5 Relationship Practices For Healthy Love
“Most people think of love as a feeling,” says David Richo, “but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present.” In this book, How to Be an Adult in Relationships, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships—one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming …
How Losing Your Smell Impacts Relationships More Than We Realize
Up to 80% of people with COVID-19 reported this sensory disturbance and around 1 in 4 people with COVID-19 report that loss of smell is the first symptom they experience. How does this symptom impact humans and their relationships if it lasts long term? Our sense of smell is incredibly powerful. It actually accesses our awareness directly …
Is the pandemic impacting your relationship?
Social Distancing is having an impact on relationships all over the world in many ways. Expectations, roles, communication, careers, parenting, date nights, intimacy, and so many other aspects of our romantic relationships may be challenged and require adaptability. Use this as a moment to reflect: how have I adapted to my current circumstances with my …
Tips for Talking Politics with Family and Friends
As the election approaches, polarization and political tension is at an all time high. People are impacted by the political context of their lives, no matter what political affiliation they identify with.  Since political figures and government systems play such an important part in decision making for our country, it’s normal for people to have …
“The Truth About Marriage” Sheds Light on the Mystery of Love, Relationships, and Marriage
https://youtu.be/45VLbnlshbk Available now on Amazon prime, “The Truth About Marriage” has become my new favorite relationship documentary. I definitely recommend it to people who want to know more about love and committed relationships. Key Points: It is not realistic to depend on your partner for your happiness. It is important for them to add to …
Is Your Relationship Compatible? Tips For Handling Differences in Your Love Life
https://youtu.be/qadSvKa2eHY There’s no such thing as a perfect relationship. However, being compatible plays a huge part in relationship success. Compatibility in a relationship is determined by having similar views and opinions on the important matters in your life, with the ability to accept one another and tolerate the differences. We all have differences, but incompatibility …
7 Signs of Emotionally Abusive Behavior
https://youtu.be/A5fw-IT_phU 1. Degrading language. One may use sarcasm to hurt or invalidate your feelings in a degrading manner. Then, they may dismiss you when you address the offensive behavior. 2. Dominating or Controlling Behaviors: Acting superior to you by belittling you or treating you like a child. According to the video, Kati mentioned that this …
Healthy Relationship Skills That We Love (Featuring Will + Jada Smith)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In3vsByBSQI 1. Prioritizing healthy individuality amongst commitment. 2. Jada and Will describe the unconditional love they feel for one another as unconditional acceptance, mutual respect, and commitment. 3. Set specific boundaries around arguing and conflict. (No profanities towards one another in conflict, watching their tone, no violence, no disrespect in public)4. Took communication courses5. Self …
“Free” Therapy as Insurance Companies Nationwide Waive Copays For Support During COVID-19
Since this coronavirus pandemic has started, insurance companies have been cooperative in waiving co-pays for mental health and related services. This is great news, considering the sharp increase in mental distress, economic hardship, and uncertainty within our country. Click here to see if your insurance is covered under this act. If you want to schedule …
Does smell impact my relationship?
The short answer, yes. We have more olfactory receptors in our bodies than any other protein. Our body has the ability to chemically detect pheromones and sniff out complementary immune system‘s to our own. In fact, a woman’s sense of smell is heightened at the peak of fertility, at the time of ovulation. In the …
How to cope as a family when your family member is a first responder during COVID19
As a daughter of an emergency room nurse, I write this with an empathic heart to all families and individuals dealing with the current COVID-19 epidemic. It’s especially stressful for those who have family members who are first responders; medical personnel, police officers, firefighters, rescuers, personnel, military officials, and other related professionals. Let’s also not …
Love in the Time of Coronavirus
This title has been on my mind for a while. It’s a play on the title of the novel Love in the Time of Cholera. I admit that I’ve never read the book, but I’ve seen the movie; but I really just love the title. It makes me think of what love is or could be, in the …
Simon Sinek emphasizes optimism in times of uncertainty
https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-dBHIPHzJX/?igshid=1pwa9tzb6zxfy “One of the things I preach is optimism and about being optimistic. This is different from being positive, this is different from being positive and definitely not being naïve. A lot of people think that optimism is naive. it’s not. Optimism is not the denial of reality. Positivity is about saying things are good …

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