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Unique Relationship Insights: Sonia Schnee of Jersey Indie Interviews Terri DiMatteo, LPC

Since 2014, Jersey Indie has been dedicated to showcasing and promoting all things independent and born/built in New Jersey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they expanded their coverage to include Pennsylvania and New York. Jersey Indie supports New Jersey bands, restaurants, bookstores, film, dance troupes, galleries, small businesses, startups, or nonprofits—you name it—that are trying to make it on their own. I was honored to be...

A Relationship Resolution for the New Year: Increase Intimacy for a Stronger Bond

Being loved and cared for boosts health, increases confidence, and contributes to overall well-being. Intentionally nurturing your most important relationship is absolutely worthwhile. The new year is an excellent opportunity to prioritize nurturing your relationship in specific ways. You and your beloved will reap many benefits, though some approaches get better results than others. A well-crafted relationship resolution aims to deepen...

How to Ask Someone On a Date: According to +15 Experts

You’ve crossed paths with someone who has captured your attention: Every time they come near, you feel butterflies. It seems you can easily identify them in a crowd. Somehow, your eyes always gravitate in their direction. Thoughts of them always seem to float through. Keeping eye contact with them while speaking makes you nervous. You decide to ask them on a date and want to get it right. Perhaps you’re wondering: “What is the best way to...

The Turbo Relationship with Dr. Mayi Dixon on the LoveBonds Podcast

It’s no secret that the pandemic has greatly affected romantic relationships, including new ones. The Turbo Relationship is a term used to describe new relationships that formed during the pandemic that moved quickly toward commitment. The rapid commitment speed in a pandemic environment has both short- and long-term effects on the couple, as you’ll learn from our guest on the topic, Dr. Mayi Dixon. Dr. Mayi Dixon of Innovative Counseling...

4 Ways to Reassure Your Partner for a More Secure Connection

Couples that offer reassurances to one another regularly develop a more robust, more secure, and dependable relationship.  Many couples interact with one another in ways that resemble roommates or household co-managers. They often speak with each other in a way that directs, instructs, or guides. Yet, even when there is no malintent or ill will, the tone and tenor of the exchanges lack warmth, caring, and sensitivity.  WHY THIS WAY OF...

3 Powerful Benefits of Eye Gazing for Relationship Repair

More often than not, after a conflict or time of distance, most couples create space and distance between one another until the intensity of the feeling dissipates. Then, they reconnect often without the recognition that their romantic bond took a bit of a hit.  What helps following a disagreement or distance is ways to reestablish the bond between you. The idea is to restore the feeling that our love is safe, secure, dependable. In other...

4 Small Relationship Changes That Increase Intimacy

To keep the embers of love burning, most people think they have to do more elaborate things like plan a regular date night or book a vacation. While those things are lovely, they are not what's most important for creating and maintaining a close, connected, dependable union.  In truth, the main task of a romantic partner is to let the other know that they are both loved and desired. You and your beloved are each other's most significant...