Comforting Those in Grief

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Comforting Those in Grief

When someone we love and care for suffers a loss, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond. You might feel compelled to "fix it" somehow in order to reduce or remove his or her pain. The Wolfet Companionship Model of Bereavement offers great insight into your role as a supporter.

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How to communicate in your marriage Part 3- The Essential Skills

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How to communicate in your marriage Part 3- The Essential Skills

There are times in life where you just need to get back to the basics. So far you  have examined the areas of faulty communication in your marriage and learned the most essential ingredients for communicating well with your partner.

We will now cover three simple steps that create the skeleton, or framework for effective communication in your marriage. This has been echoed throughout history in effective communication courses, marriage enrichment seminars, and even parenting classes!

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How to communicate better in your marriage. Part 2 - What Matters Most

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How to communicate better in your marriage. Part 2 - What Matters Most

Now that you have examined your current communication system and put it through the test, let’s talk about what factors are the most important in having good communication in your marriage.

John Gottman’s research has found that a positive emotional climate is the single most important ingredient in relationship stability and happiness. This is applicable to every day interactions, not just big and infrequent gestures. It needs consistency and to be nurtured.

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How to communicate better in your marriage. Part 1- Your Current System

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How to communicate better in your marriage. Part 1- Your Current System

As many of us know, good communication is the key to successful and well adjusted relationships. It involves sharing information, conveying ideas, and giving up some of our inner world. Sounds simple enough, right?

Unfortunately, it would seem that truly effective communication can be as rare as the kids doing their homework without complaint! So how do we know that our communication is bad? How do we improve our communication?

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Chicago Counseling blog. Your home for help with family issues, relationship conflict, wellness, anxiety, depression and any other issue related to relational and emotional wellness.

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