Category Archives for Relationships

Kindness Grows Love- How Kind Are You_ – Ryan Couples Therapy

Kindness Grows Love: How Kind Are You?

Practice #1 of Improve your Marriage Without Therapy (in 5 Steps) Kindness is one of the most simple ways to strengthen your marriage and to grow in love; and yet I believe kindness is one of the most under-estimated aspects in creating a healthy marriage and strong bonds of intimacy. In my post How to Improve […]

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Compassion–Our Greatest Gift in Marriage Ryan Couples Therapy

Compassion: Our Greatest Gift in Marriage

Practice #6 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage Compassion and empathy, is the 6th practice described in my ebook, Transform Your Relationship: Core Practices To Create A Healthy Marriage. Today, I want to focus on compassion. Without the practice and presence of compassion in an intimate relationship, it becomes even harder to navigate emotionally […]

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Balancing Connection and Separation in Your Marriage – Ryan Couples Therapy

Balancing Connection and Separation

Practice #5 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage My ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, details essential practices you and your partner can work on to strengthen your connection and build a better relationship. The fifth practice I write about in the ebook is Connection and Separation. One of the […]

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Differences – How Healthy Marriages Welcome Them – Ryan Couples Therapy

Differences: How Healthy Marriages Welcome Them

Practice #4 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage My ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, details essential practices you and your partner can work on to strengthen your connection and build a better relationship. The fourth practice I write about in the ebook is Accept, Welcome and Integrate the Differences. […]

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Curiosity – How to Be the Best Marriage Partner _ Ryan Therapy

Curiosity: How to Be the Best Marriage Partner

Practice #2 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage Discover why curious people make the best marriage partners. My ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, details essential practices you and your partner can work on to strengthen your connection and build a better relationship. The second practice I […]

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How to Move from Loneliness to True Intimacy (and Transform Your Relationship

How to Move from Loneliness to True Intimacy (and Transform Your Relationship)

Practice #1 of 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage In my ebook, Transform Your Relationship: 6 Core Practices to Create a Healthy Marriage, I offer 6 core practices you can engage in with your partner to strengthen your connection and build intimacy. The first practice I discuss is Developing Self Awareness and Acceptance. Without […]

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Severed Belonging and Grief

I have been thinking a lot lately of two things: grief and severed belonging. These two things are inter-twined. Often, we experience grief when our place of belonging has been severed in some way. Our experience of grief is the vehicle through which we begin to heal the severed belonging. The Desire for Belonging All […]

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Couple embracing – How to Create a Healthy, Vibrant Relationship Without Couples Therapy

How to Create a Healthy, Vibrant Relationship Without Couples Therapy

Don’t you wish there was a class to take in high school or college that taught you how to be a good partner in your intimate relationship? That your parents talked more openly and taught you more about what constitutes healthy, sexual relationships? And that your parents modeled how to effectively resolve conflict by how […]

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The Multi-Faceted Aspects of Unconditional Love

Last week my only daughter got married. And it was a joyous and love-filled experience for me. I was on cloud nine as I participated in the wedding day. A big part of my joy was in witnessing family, friends, and community express much love for my daughter and her husband. Hello Grief After she […]

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How to Bring Up Couples Therapy with Your Partner

How to Bring Up Couples Therapy with Your Partner (6 Dos and Don’ts)

Picture this: You and your partner are about to take off for a lovely romantic weekend away together. As you both are getting ready, a recurring issue surfaces between you. Before you know it, you both are arguing, angry, hurt, and feeling misunderstood. You find yourself having second thoughts about your “lovely romantic weekend”. Silence […]

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