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 →

Increasing Fondness for Your Partner

Relationships often begin with a bang. This bang is known as the “honeymoon stage,” and this is when the fireworks go off. Individuals in this stage report feeling head over heels and even out of their minds in love. These individuals experience an intense desire to be near the object of their affection and deeply... Continue Reading →

Impulsivity

I’ve noticed several celebrity engagements occurring in the news lately.  After dating for several weeks, these couples become engaged to be married.  There is a possibility that it is a result of copy catting a trend advertised in the media.  It can also be the result of impulsivity, or the tendency to act on a... Continue Reading →

Get to know the counselors (Cara Nicholson)

My name is Cara Nicholson. I earned my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Governors State University. Within the program, I chose the Marriage and Family sequence which allowed me to study counseling with individuals, couples, family, children, and adolescents. I am passionate about instilling self-empowerment and hope in my clients, whether I am... Continue Reading →

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