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Jennifer Seip, MA Individual, Couples & Sex Therapy
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Tag Archives: relationships

Self Compassion’s Role in Love and Relationships

Self Compassion’s Role in Love and Relationships

I am definitely a believer in a bit of self disclosure. Some therapists are not, but if you haven’t already discovered from watching my videos and reading my blog posts, I am. Lately I’ve been a bit out of sorts, even a little down. This could be for a million reasons, some of which I… Continue Reading

The Link Between Emotional Capacity And Connection

The Link Between Emotional Capacity And Connection

When my husband and I first moved in together, like many couples, we had to workout a few kinks. It was the usual stuff like who would do the dishes, make dinner, take out the trash etc. etc. One thing we didn’t anticipate however was how our work schedules would affect our connection and communication. … Continue Reading

FOUR COMMUNICATION STYLES THAT LEAD TO DIVORCE ACCORDING TO JOHN GOTTMAN

FOUR COMMUNICATION STYLES THAT LEAD TO DIVORCE ACCORDING TO JOHN GOTTMAN

Dr. John Gottman, the founder of The Gottman Institute in Seattle, has proven that there are four communication styles which are extremely destructive to relationships. These patterns of interaction are Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling, and Contempt. If these styles persist in partnerships, it could mean divorce or separation. Knowing what they are and being able to… Continue Reading

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE DATING SITES AND APPS

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE DATING SITES AND APPS

If you are single, in a monogamous relationship, polyamourous, open, or seeking an affair, most likely there is a website available for your dating needs. Online dating bridges the gap so that users can experience instant gratification while almost guaranteeing that they will be able to talk to someone who fits their needs. Today a… Continue Reading

REFRAMING: HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE

REFRAMING: HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE

Imagine yourself waking up in the morning after a bad nights’ sleep. You have to go to work and deal with a problem that occurred the day before. At 6pm, you get home and realize that the food you had been looking forward to eating all day, was eaten by someone else. Now you’re forced… Continue Reading