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Smartphones Part 1: How Your Smartphone Is Affecting Your Relationship

Smartphones Part 1: How Your Smartphone Is Affecting Your Relationship

In our San Francisco therapy practice, we help many couples whose relationships have been negatively affected by their use of (and addiction to) smartphones. It’s crazy to think how much one little super-helpful device can actually be the cause of so many problems in your life. Relationships today look vastly different than they did only…

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4 Effective Ways for Dealing with In-Laws You Don’t Like

4 effective ways for dealing with in laws you don't like

Although you love your partner, what you feel for your in-laws isn’t exactly the same sentiment. To put it plainly, you really don’t like them. And you don’t have to like them. Although there is no rule that you have to like you in-laws in order to be in a happy relationship, you do have…

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5 Relationship Rituals That Can Keep Your Love Strong

5 relationship rituals that can keep your love strong

Things you regularly do in your relationship are actually habits. These habits can impact your relationship in ways you didn’t expect. Habits are a lot like patterns. Once they’re established, they just sort of unfold themselves without much effort on your part. Until you make a deliberate effort to change them, of course. Furthermore, these…

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What Happens in Couples Therapy

Read this post by San Francisco Couples Therapists to learn what you can expect from your couples therapy sessions.

Wondering what happens in couples therapy? You’re having a having a hard time in your relationship. You know you and your partner could use some help but you’re nervous about starting counseling. This is completely normal! Starting couples therapy can feel a bit daunting. You’re about to tell a complete stranger, your therapist, all about…

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Does Couples Therapy Work?

How does couples therapy work?

“Does Couples Therapy Work?” As couples therapists in San Francisco, we often hear this question. The answer, like many things in life (and especially in therapy), isn’t straightforward. First, let’s define what couples therapy “working” means. Does it mean that you will: Never fight with your partner again?
 No. Learn how to fight smarter? Yes.…

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Are you losing control during relationship conflicts?

Do you struggle with losing control in your relationship conflicts?

Losing control during your relationship conflicts? Couples Therapy can help you. As San Francisco DBT therapists with expertise in couples therapy, we work with many couples who struggle with losing control during conflict. If you lose control when you and your partner experience conflict or have a disagreement, it’s not because you’re a bad person…

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