Here are 7 Steps to Stopping the Cycle! First, couples get into the same argument over and over because they have developed a negative pattern of communication or dance as we call it in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. All couples have a negative pattern. This dance gets worse over time and couples get stuck in it. It doesn’t matter what they are fighting about, whether it’s chores, sex, money or parenting, the pattern remains the
It has been a marathon of holidays, starting with Halloween and ending with the New Year. You have had a many festive activities with family and friends, the kids had a long break from school, late nights, and lots of eating. However, the fun has now ended and it is back to reality. The children started school again, and you are now getting back into your routine of work, errands, and everything else you have
The holiday season can be one of the busiest times of the year for you, especially if you have kids. With Hanukkah, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day right around the corner, you are probably rushing around trying to get everything done. Your schedule is probably packed with events & parties, visitors or traveling, decorating& shopping, and an all-around longer than usual to-do list. A lot of the holiday stress is brought about by some
The holiday season has started! Don’t let the stress of the holiday season zap out your joy! For some people, like me, this is a happy time to spend with family and friends and eat good food. For others, it is a difficult time because of personal, family or financial problems. Stress and depression can ruin your holidays but you don’t have to let that happen to you. You can find ways to deal with
EFT stands for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. It was developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in the 1980’s. It is a structured approach and usually short-term 8-20 sessions. EFT addresses the negative communication patterns in couples which is called a negative dance. This is a dance that all couples have and gets worse over time. EFT helps couples change this dance by understanding what happens in their dance, how to step out of
Relationships are daily connections that we have with people that can make us or break us; fulfill us or leave us feeling empty; add substance to our life or drain us. As a counselor in Boca Raton I serve a diverse population. Although all my clients differ in age, race, and status-most of them desire the same goal. That common goal is healthy relationships. Learning how to build and maintain healthy relationships is one of
All marriages go through ups and downs, especially in long-term marriages. I think it is safe to say that no couple goes through marriage thinking about getting a divorce. Yet, the divorce rate is very high, nearly 60% of married couples end up getting divorced. Yes, that is right! There are warning signs way before a couple gets to that breaking point. Serious marriage problems don’t happen overnight. They build over time and get worse.
Have you been wondering about marriage counseling? What is it like? Let me tell you about how the couples that I work with feel when they come to see me for the first session. They come in feeling distressed and upset. They don’t understand why they keep having the same arguments over and over. They feel misunderstood and unheard by their spouse. The fighting has only gotten worse over time and they don’t know what
As a marriage counselor in Boca Raton, I have worked and helped many couples recover and heal from infidelity. It is possible but it takes a lot of work and more importantly, it takes time. Healing is painful, hard work. You both must be committed to repairing the damage, rebuilding trust and reconnecting. Research shows that half of all couples will experience infidelity in their relationship. Affairs are one of the leading causes of divorce.
The Heart Connection Center in Boca Raton, Florida is dedicated to helping you restore and heal yourself and your relationships through healthy connections. Three words: Connect, connect, and connect can increase the quality and effectiveness of your child’s therapeutic process. You can connect with your therapist. You can connect with your child and you can connect your therapist with the systems in your child’s school, their doctors, and their social circle. Here I will discuss