Communication

Communication is vital in any relationship. While most of us are aware of this, the implementation of good communication can be difficult, especially with people we are closest to, and even more so when emotions are already heightened. Most of us can read through a communications book and get the theory of what is being […]

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Loyalty

Lack of loyalty another is a reason many relationships fail. Loyalty is also a key ingredient to having a trusting relationship. However, what it means to be loyal can vary from person to person and relationship to relationship. It is vital to be clear what loyalty means to you and confirm with your partner that […]

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Trust

Any successful relationship needs trust. You simply cannot function as a couple if you do not trust each other. Without trust your relationship does not feel safe. When we don’t feel safe, we tend to go into survival mode. We are not our best selves in survival mode. We feel stressed, we are reactive, and […]

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Respect

Mutual respect is a key ingredient to a trusting relationship. A lack of respect can make your relationship feel unsafe and scary. It may be difficult to be open and vulnerable with someone by whom you feel disrespected.   What are some examples of disrespect? Insulting or calling your partner names Demeaning your partner Ignoring […]

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