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You Always Want What You Can’t Have

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Cindy Nigro, MFTi. You always want what you can’t have…  Does this phrase strike a cord with you?   Many clients find that they have a history of falling in love with unavailable people and wonder why this keeps happening over and over again.   You end up […]

What is a Healthy Relationship? (Pt. I)

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. We all want to be in a healthy relationship.  One that makes us happy and left feeling secure.  I’ve never heard someone say they want a bad relationship, but I have heard “I feel like I always get stuck in bad relationships”.  Is […]

Avoiding the Comparison Trap

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. Do you feel like all you do is attend friend’s weddings? Are you tired of checking your mail and opening up another wedding invitation or baby shower invitation?  You sign on Facebook and yet another relationship status has been changed to “in a […]

5 Tips to Finding Love

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Almost everyone wants to find love right? But after hearing some of my girlfriends dating horror stories, it makes me wonder how does anyone ever find love out there?  It would be so much easier if there was a dating manual with detailed […]

When It Comes to Finding Love, Throw Out the Checklist!

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. Have you been trying to find love but can’t seem to find your “perfect” mate?  Have your friends tried to set you up, but you always find something wrong with the prospect?  Have you said no to a date based on the person’s […]

Creating Marital Bliss

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Whether you’ve been married 2 or 20 years, you know that marriage is work. It doesn’t always come easy.  As a newlywed myself, I learned that being “in love” is great. It feels great, but it’s kind of like “being on drugs” as […]

Don’t forget… There’s a “U” in Us

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. Falling in love is exciting and getting involved in a relationship can be wonderful!   You may want to spend all of your time with your significant other.  You may think that having a healthy relationship means doing everything together and rarely spending time […]

Daily A’s: Building Closeness with Affirmations

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. When a couple first starts dating or even when a couple first gets married, it’s easy to treat their partner with love and affection.  During the honeymoon stage you are more likely to be more tolerant, appreciative, and praise your partner with words […]

What’s Love Got to Do With It? Break the Pattern of Arguing with Your Partner (Part I)

Many couples struggle with breaking the pattern of arguing.  One or both individuals desire love, connection and understanding, but seek in an ineffective way. You might feel confused.  What does love and the need to connect have to do with arguing? Dr. Harry Harlow (1905 – 1981) conducted the controversial experimental studies best known for […]

No Need to Hate on V-Day

Some of you aren’t looking forward to Valentine’s Day for various reasons.  You may desire to be in a relationship and not in one.  You may have recently ended a relationship or you might dislike “Halmark” holidays.  Whatever the reason is, hate on a day of love is probably not the right combination.  It’s like […]

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