LoveBonds

Attachment. Betrayal. Repair.

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

It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a wide-ranging effect on romantic relationships, including new romantic relationships. 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...

Learn The Art of Relationship Repair for Long-Lasting Love

Disagreements: nobody likes them and yet everyone has them. Most couples find that after a fight, they feel more distant from one another. Over time, it can become increasingly difficult to come back together. Time passes and the intensity dissipates. That may help in the short-run, but unresolved issues just seem to lurk. To help, I created The Art of Relationship Repair series. The seriew will provide you with a deeper understanding of the...

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...

Why You Should Not Aim for a “Conflict-Free” Relationship

It is a common misconception that a relationship lacking in conflict is desirable. Many couples that find themselves in couples counseling report, "we never fight." Although they are experiencing angst, they don't engage in conflict. What is the problem with having a "conflict-free" relationship and "getting alone"? Trusted relationship and couple counselor, Terri DiMatteo, LPC of Open Door Therapy lays out why going 'conflict-free' actually...