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  Telehealth Sessions Hurricane Harvey Since being in private practice starting in 2009, I had done virtual Telehealth sessions with clients every now and then.  However, in 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston, Telehealth sessions became a necessity.  At this point, I had a group practice with two locations and several other…

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positive to negative ratio

 5:1 Positive to Negative Ratio Hello, hello! Welcome to episode 10! So, I was kinda thinking about when this episode was going to come out and I realized that this one is coming out the week of Christmas. So, I wanted to, with the holiday season in general, I wanted to really highlight an episode…

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contempt

Contempt Welcome back, this episode is on contempt. Just being plain ol’ mean. This is the worst one of The 4 Horsemen. This is the one more closely associated with divorce. The loss of appreciation and respect for our partners may mean like long term negative thoughts are emerging. Or have been brewing over a…

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silent treatment

Silent Treatment and Its Relatives Hello all! Today we are going to talk about silent treatment and its relatives, which is an emotional disconnect called stonewalling.  If you are like me and didn’t know what stonewalling was before you read about the 4 Horsemen, I’ll explain. It is essentially something like the silent treatment or…

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defensiveness

De-De-Defense! This episode is all about defense. It is football season, what can I say? I was in a mood for a cheer. In this episode, we are talking all about defensiveness. Getting in the cycle of the blame game is a common problem for many of us. Defensiveness is another one of The 4…

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holidays

Holidays – Hide or Have Fun? Fun or Stressful? Today, I thought we would tackle the holidays. Does this make you want to hide or have fun? A lot of couples, especially newer in their relationship can really struggle with the holidays. It is just a tough time of the year, especially when you are…

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Criticism or Complaint

Criticism or Complaint Criticism For BWBL I think that it is important that we look further into the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Criticism is the most common of the 4 Horsemen, The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Dr. John and Julie Gottman. Negative styles of communications most closely associated with divorce.  Here’s the…

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Change Begins With You

Change begins with you So, do you ever feel like if your partner would just stop doing this, things would be so much better? I hear this often, I may or may not have felt this myself. I will be honest, later. The reality is to make changes in a relationship we have to look…

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Communication Styles

The 4 Worst Styles of Communication Hello, welcome to Episode 2 of BWBL, we are going to talk about the 4 worst styles of communication. I wanted to share with you another foundation for this podcast which is really going to be talking about Gottman method. One of the foundational principles of poor communication which…

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Do you ever feel like your partner isn’t appreciating your efforts or like your partner doesn’t do anything loving towards you? It is possible that you are speaking Greek to your partner and your partner is speaking Italian, so to speak. In this episode, we are going to explore how you can learn more about…

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