LoveBonds

Attachment. Betrayal. Repair.

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 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...

How Love Helps ROMANTIC PARTNERS Manage Difficult Emotions and Why it Matters

When asked what a love relationship is for, most people respond that it's for companionship, sharing tasks and sexual intimacy. While those things are true, romantic loves serve a greater purpose. Romantic love has a very significant purpose and function. It is designed to help partners regulate difficult emotions serving as a buffer from the stresses and strains of life. Getting that functionality right is key to relationship satisfaction!...