Tag: Conflict


Couples Therapy with Emotional/Verbal and Psychological Abuse

Therapeutic Issues in Couples Therapy with Emotional/Verbal (Psychological) Abuse Moshe Rozdzial, PhD, LPC*   Intimate partner (domestic) abuse is a pattern of physical, emotional, verbal (psychological), and sexual mistreatment to gain and maintain differential power and control within an intimate relationship.  Verbal and emotional abuse in relationship are part of a range of coercive behaviors […]

LGBT Couples Therapy with Psychological Abuse

Working with Gay and Lesbian Couples with Emotional/Verbal (Psychological) Abuse Moshe Rozdzial, PhD, LPC*.   Intimate partner abuse exempts no race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or social status. On a daily basis, issues of dominance, power, and control in relationships are rooted in the oppressive systems to which we are all conditioned. Heterosexual hegemony normalizes […]

5 Keys to Beat Overwhelm, Stress, and Anxiety, Fears, and Trauma Flashbacks

5 Keys to Beat Overwhelm, Stress, and Anxiety, Fears, and Trauma Flashbacks Our mind and body are constantly on alert to self-protect, scanning the environment for potential hurts.  This is the essence of worry: projecting, preparing, and rehearsing a future danger that’s rooted in past painful experience, witnessing, or perceived victimization. Overwhelm happens when we are […]

7 Warning Signs Of A Troubled Relationship

7 Warning Signs Of A Troubled Relationship Other than obvious major relationship problems, such as physical violence, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse or affairs, many relationship problems are much more subtle or indirect. Yet, they may suggest that there are underlying unresolved issues that continue to erode the fabric of your relationship. By recognizing the […]

Are You Still Fighting?

One of the hardest things in any relationship is to truly listen to the other person.  It means putting your own thoughts and feelings on the side long enough to truly hear the other person.  Unfortunately most couples never learn how to do this.  There is no Relationship 101 in school;  If you are reading […]

Seven Rules for Healthy Relationship Conflict

7 Rules for Health Relationship Conflict A healthy relationship requires the ability to tolerate and deal with conflict in a respectful way that maintains personal dignity and avoids hurt and wounding. Conflict is normal and teaches us about our differences.  The skills of friendly conflict require a couple to agree to rules of engagement that allow them to work […]

Sex and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Therapy and Recovery

Sex Addiction and Compulsive Sexual Behavior Therapy and Treatment Do you spend hours on the internet or seeking sex, unable to stop? Do you find yourself having anonymous sex, frequenting prostitutes, bookstores, strip clubs, or unsafe cruising spots? Have you had unsafe sex even after you promised yourself: “never again?”Are you worried that your spending on […]

Women’s Mental Health Issues: Anxiety Disorders

Women’s Counseling and Empowerment Issue Women and Anxiety Women struggle with anxiety disorders significantly more often than men. Anxiety disorders are treatable, yet many women may not realize that they are struggling with anxiety and stress, invalidating their experience as PMS or moodiness. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that often starts in childhood and […]

Seven Effective Relationship Communication Skills

7 Effective Relationship Communication Skills Communication is an important aspect of all relationships. Couples that have healthy relationships communicate love and respect to each other. Effective communication requires not only listening and empathy skills but also the ability to express thoughts and feelings without criticism or attack of the partner. Feeling safe to express emotions and thought are therefore primary […]