A Review of The Power of Two

Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we covered the fourth basic of communicating, no polluting. We discussed and defined tact and how to utilize it within your communication with your partner. Today we will be diving into the fifth basic of collaborative dialogue, listen to... Continue Reading →

A Review of The Power of Two

Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we covered the third basic of communicating, no trespassing. We discussed crossovers and how to take away more from your conversations with your partner. Today we will be diving into the fourth basic of collaborative dialogue, no polluting. -Courtney,... Continue Reading →

A Review of The Power of Two

 Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we began discussing the concepts found in Heitler’s book. We focused specifically on collaborative dialogue in order to set the stage for the upcoming basic skills. I also gave a brief overview of three different styles of communication:... Continue Reading →

A Review of The Power of Two

Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we briefly reviewed the overall goals and constructs of the book, trouble shot concerns, and shared helpful tips for success. Today we will be diving into the first part of Heitler’s book and doing an overview but not... Continue Reading →

The Power of Two by Susan Heitler

Welcome everyone! As a part of my new journey on this blog I will be sharing with you a book that I am finding incredibly resourceful and beneficial within couples counseling. This will be an ongoing thread in which I will be breaking down the book, The Power of Two by Susan Heitler, in a... Continue Reading →

Common Couples Issues: Antidotes to The Four Horsemen

Common Couples Issues: Antidotes to The Four Horsemen A few weeks ago we reviewed Dr. John Gottman’s The Four Horsemen, which are faulty communication patterns common in relationships. If you’re recognizing these poor communication patterns and ready to combat them, it’s time to begin learning about their antidotes and how to apply them.  Let’s talk... Continue Reading →

Common Couples Issues: Faulty Communication Styles

Common Couples Issues: Faulty Communication Styles I was recently asked about frequent topics discussed in couples counseling, and without batting an eye my answer was The Four Horsemen. World renowned relationship therapist and researcher, Dr. John Gottman uses the title “The Four Horsemen” to describe the four communication styles that can be detrimental for couples.... Continue Reading →

Long Distance Love

At a time when most people are focusing on coming for the holiday season, there are some people who don’t have the luxury of being able to be together now or for most of the year. Long distance relationships can be hard, especially around this time of year, however, there are many benefits that can... Continue Reading →

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