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Relationship Building Habits

December 7, 2023
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Thanks to our Counsellor, Naomi Rubinstein, for the following blog.

As a couples therapist I too keep learning and trying to improve on my own relationships and sometimes it helps to have something or someone bring to the surface what you already know.

Having just read The Seven-Day Love Prescription by the Gottmans, I was inspired by the line: “Love is a practice, more than a feeling, it’s an action.”

Relationships need attention!

According to John Gottman:

“The difference between Masters of relationships and disasters of relationships is that the Masters make an effort even when things are good”.

So,

The relationship building habit for each day for 7 consecutive days are as follows:

DAY 1: Make contact

DAY 2: Ask a big question

DAY 3: Say thank you

DAY 4: Give a real compliment

DAY 5: Ask for what you need

DAY 6: Reach out and touch

DAY 7: Declare a date night

Stay tuned for a short exploration of each habit.

It’s never too late to start.

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Thank you to Genya, our Naturopath and Acupuncturist, for sharing this blog. Colitis, also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)is a chronic condition, and is the most common inflammatory bowel disease. Its main symptom is the presence of bloody diarrhea. . . . . .

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Relationship Building Habits Part 8:

By Naomi Rubinstein, Counsellor Day 7: Declare date night. Many of my couples tell me they experience loneliness in their marriage. Some say they live parallel lives with their partners. John and Julie Gottman’s research shows that the average amount . . . . .
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By Naomi Rubinstein, Counsellor DAY 6: Reach out and Touch. These 10 habits are practiced by couples in happy, thriving relationships, where both partners are satisfied sexually:
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Service_naturpathy3

Colitis and Lifestyle

Thank you to Genya, our Naturopath and Acupuncturist, for sharing this blog. Colitis, also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)is a chronic condition, and is the most common inflammatory bowel disease. Its main symptom is the presence of bloody diarrhea. . . . . .

Physiotherapy and Mastitis – Update

Updated mastitis guidelines were released in 2022, which have recommended some changes in how we view mastitis and how we manage it. Mastitis is now considered a spectrum of inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast. Symptoms can include redness, breast . . . . .
counselling blog 6

Relationship Building Habits Part 8:

By Naomi Rubinstein, Counsellor Day 7: Declare date night. Many of my couples tell me they experience loneliness in their marriage. Some say they live parallel lives with their partners. John and Julie Gottman’s research shows that the average amount . . . . .