Relationships

19Aug 2016

GLPG clinician Tanya Tietema, MA, LLP answers some common questions & misconceptions about deciding to divorce and how the decision can impact your children.   Divorce or stay together? Parents often believe the golden rule is: “We have to stay together for the kids.” There are a lot of statistics to show that divorce causes negative effects on kids; however […]

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

Research shows that happy couples have a 5:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions. What does this mean for couples who could use a little improvement in happiness and satisfaction? Well, by increasing the amount of positivity you put into your relationship, you will also increase your own satisfaction with that relationship. Many times couples […]

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 […]