Monthly Archives: December 2014

Holiday Survival 2014

The holiday season is upon us.  Many of us will throw wide our doors or travel miles to be with family. But, let’s be honest – these times can be joy-filled, trying and overwhelmingly painful – all within the space … Continue reading

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When Speaking Your Whole Truth May not be the Best Idea

This will be the last post in our series on effective communication in relationships. We’ve looked at why we get into relationships at all, dimensions and types of intimacy, the importance of self-disclosure to build intimacy and the ways we … Continue reading

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The How of Self-Disclosure

Two posts ago we discussed the importance of considering the question of where, when and with whom it is appropriate to disclose personal information. Then we took a step back to think about why we would bother. Today we take … Continue reading

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The Why of Self-Disclosure

In our last post we discussed the importance of thinking about where, when and with whom it is appropriate to disclose personal information. Today we take a step back to think about why we would bother. Reasons for Self-disclosure Does … Continue reading

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Self-disclosure: What is it?

In the last post we discussed the idea that intimacy is built in relationships through various means. It isn’t only done through self-disclosure. But a time will inevitably come, in most important relationships, when the invitation to open up, to … Continue reading

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Intimacy is More Than Telling All

The Saying What Matters lady is back on the scene and anxious to get through these next few posts on communication in relationships. We’ve discussed why we get involved in relationships and how we satisfy our intimacy needs through different … Continue reading

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