Relationships

19Aug 2016

GLPG clinician Tanya Tietema, MA, LLP answers some common questions and misconceptions about divorce and how the decision may impact your children. Although there is no foolproof way to ensure you are making the right decision on whether or not to stay married, by taking your time and using the strategies below, both you and your children will have […]

06Jun 2016

What is Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy? BY: GLPG therapist Harper West, MA, LLP, EFCT-Trained Psychotherapist   Couples usually come into therapy with these common complaints: 1) We don’t communicate well. 2) We repeat the same arguments or behaviors over and over again. 3) We’re not close, connected or “in love anymore.”   Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy […]

29Apr 2015

Maintaining a strong relationship is not easy. Luckily, there are ways to single-handedly take the first steps toward building the positive to negative ratio in your relationship. Here is the ‘high road’ approach for how to take initiative in increasing positive connection and growth with your spouse. Research shows that happy couples have a 5:1 ratio […]

08Jul 2013

Couples and families run the gamut when it comes to moments of emotional difficulty.  Normal stressors can easily become traumatic in the confines of a relationship due to the depth of emotions felt by those involved, and can easily damage or dissolve a relationship if not properly addressed. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a method […]

22Nov 2011

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, many of us will be taking this opportunity to express gratitude to the people who have touched our lives in the past year. And while most of us recognize that expressing thanks feels good in the moment, researchers have shown that maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” may result in […]