Communication where no one needs to be defensive or to be made wrong. Learn the skills for a healthy relationship. […]
By Sevin Philips, MFT
1. Respect is more important than love
2. Checking in about the Relationship
3. Not taking each other for granted
4. Protecting quality time
5. Letting go of the small stuff
6. Making amends, owning your behavior
7. Working on your sex life
8. Actively create a future together
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East Bay, Berkeley Relationship Counseling Center (Couples Counseling Therapy)
Do you keep ending up with people who are not good for you? Yes, it’s true the person you are picking is behaving poorly. Since we cannot change someone else’s behavior, we must examine our own patterns in picking the wrong person. In doing this, we can […]
Sevin Philips MFT offers communication tools that will give you a new approach to sharing and listening in a relationship.
1. Check your assumptions
2. Be curious about experience
3. Ask before giving advice
4. Sharing formula: Describe behavior then feelings
5. Ask before you launch into sharing something important
Communication Skills in a Relationship – New […]
Advice for Couples Who Are Stuck in Reactionary Fighting
Sevin Philips, MFT, offers tools to create emotional safety, the first step toward being able to have meaningful conversations that lead to true healing.
The ability to communicate difficult feelings is an art. Hard feelings lead people to blame others and to defend or explain their intentions, leaving […]
Advice for couples who are stuck in reactionary fighting. Sevin Philips, MFT offers skills to help create emotional safety, which is the first steps to being able to have meaningful conversations that lead to true healing.
Communication Tool: Time Outs
Communication Skills in a Relationship – Emotional Safety (video transcript)
Hello, my name is Sevin Philips. I’m a […]
Emotional Disconnect in Relationships
Feeling disconnected from the person you love can happen in any long-term relationship. Many people claim to feel more like roommates than lovers or, at best, to feel lonely in the relationship.
Life issues that can get in the way of relationships include:
• Raising children
• Unresolved issues
There is a large spectrum of […]
According to the Holmes & Rahe Stress Scale (2016), the loss (death) of a spouse is the most stressful and painful event that a person experiences.
Truth-be-told, losing someone you love is hard…really hard. And, grieving is one of the hardest, most depressing events that you have to […]
According to University of California: San Francisco (2016), Forty-three percent of older adults feel lonely, although only 18% actually live alone.
Loneliness is a mixture of emptiness, sadness, and isolation. More specifically, it creeps into your life and causes health issues, psychological distress, and emotional pain. Anyone, of […]