Do I stay or do I go? How do you know if your relationship has a future?

Do I stay or do I go?  How do you know if your relationship has a future?

Is it true that these days we give up very quickly? “Before marriages lasted, now almost all end in divorce.” Surely you have heard a phrase like this at some point, or you yourself have wondered why today so many couples who planned a life together are breaking up. Those who marry hope not to …

What is infatuation and how is it expressed in affective relationships?

What is infatuation and how is it expressed in affective relationships?

In the field of love and romantic relationships we can find different forms of love, these can be understood in isolation or even several of them can occur in the same couple during the different stages that they cross from their relationship Among them, it should be noted encaprichamiento, a rather controversial form of bonding. …

Consummate Love: What It Is and How to Achieve It in a Relationship

Consummate Love: What It Is and How to Achieve It in a Relationship

We all desire and seek to build a couple relationship that brings us happiness and allows us to grow as individuals. However, there are different components that we must develop if we are to find that ideal type of love. To build a healthy relationship, it is crucial to understand that love takes different forms. …

My son is killing my relationship!

My son is killing my relationship!

Que alegría da cuando after so much waiting or searching, finally we have found that word that nothing else can name, fills our mouths and shrinks our hearts, the word “love”. Once the relationship has been formalized and passed through the three vertices of the Sternberg triangle (intimacy, passion and commitment), with more or less …

Social love: what it is and how it affects our relationships

Social love: what it is and how it affects our relationships

Love is a great source of satisfaction but also of conflict. It’s about a universal feeling surrounded by complexities; two people do not experience it in the same way. This difference leads to many and different disagreements in couples. Also, loving someone can cause great internal confusion. That is why many poetic and theatrical works …

True love or complicity?

True love or complicity?

In life, there will always be the need to love and to be loved; but… how hard is it to do? Love tends to bring with it a variety of problems that, on a thousand occasions, we fail to decipher.there are questions that take your breath away and still do not want to continue. However, …

The 4 reasons to go to brief couples therapy

The 4 reasons to go to brief couples therapy

When communication as a couple seems difficult or even when no solution is found; couples therapy comes to the rescue as one of the most effective treatment options for identifying and resolving what generates conflict, distance and rejection. Brief couples therapy is one of the approaches of couples therapy that applies to help those who, …

6 Strategies to Fight Infidelity in Couples Therapy

6 Strategies to Fight Infidelity in Couples Therapy

When the love bond between two people breaks due to infidelity, the courtship or marriage enters a state of declared crisis, obvious to both parties, which is impossible to ignore. Therefore, if this experience does not lead to an immediate breakup, it is very important to seek professional psychological support in the form of couples …

What happens when a romantic relationship ends?

What happens when a romantic relationship ends?

When we end a relationship, we need time to get used to the idea that this person for whom we had certain feelings will no longer be part of our lifeand, therefore, readjusting our routine and future plans without its presence. However, in this process of coming to terms with and facing our new reality, …

How to manage a relationship at the beginning?

How to manage a relationship at the beginning?

The first stage of a romantic relationship as a couple is a qualitatively different experience from any other phase in the development of this emotional bond. And it is that falling in love, characteristic of these first months, gives rise to dynamics of communication and interaction that must be taken into account to manage this …

Apathy in relationships: how to overcome it?

Apathy in relationships: how to overcome it?

It is well known that, generally speaking, couple relationships generally begin with a first phase of falling in love, which over the months gives way to another way of living this bond, calmer and less passionate. However, this second way of living daily with this person should not be confused with a feeling linked to …

Fatuo love: what it is and how it affects us according to Sternberg

Fatuo love: what it is and how it affects us according to Sternberg

It’s not just poets and playwrights who talk about love. Many researchers in the field of psychology have tried to give an explanation for this feeling. Over the past century, different theories have emerged that attempt to explain love rationally. Love is a universal emotion, but it is one of the most complex, it would …

The 4 keys to managing and overcoming jealousy as a couple

The 4 keys to managing and overcoming jealousy as a couple

Jealousy is one of the most common problems that affect romantic relationships and marriages. In some cases, they make coexistence unpleasant and unnecessary quarrels arise quite often, and in others they give rise to real couple crises when everything “explodes” and it becomes clear that something is wrong. Of course, the ideal is to prevent …

Micro-Infidelities: What They Are and How They Affect Relationships

Micro-Infidelities: What They Are and How They Affect Relationships

So far, we have defined infidelity as a physical act, where a committed person has sexual contact or relationship with another person who is not their partner. The new forms of relationships have broadened this definition by bringing to the table the subject of consent and pre-existing agreements in the couple. Some people have so-called …

Is it possible to trust someone who has been unfaithful to you?

Is it possible to trust someone who has been unfaithful to you?

Before having treated couples within the framework of the couple therapy applied to the consultations for infidelity, I could answer that once a person is unfaithful, it can be it a thousand times. Also, I started to argue that there was no point in forgiving in cases like this, because if forgiving wasn’t a guarantee …

The 10 commandments of a happy marriage (according to scientific studies)

The 10 commandments of a happy marriage (according to scientific studies)

If you are looking to have a marriage based on sincere love, trust and respect Consider These 10 Commandments of a Happy Marriage. 10 keys to enjoying a happy marriage Consider these maxims and guidelines for building a complete and emotionally viable marriage. 1. Self love It is impossible to love another person without first …

What does the triangular theory of love tell us about relationships?

What does the triangular theory of love tell us about relationships?

It is clear that love is a complicated concept. What is love? How does love feel? What types of love are there? Many theories have attempted to explain love, from Plato to Erich Fromm. However, in this article, we will focus on one of the most important and well-researched theories: Sternberg’s triangle theory of love. …

How to turn a couple crisis into a learning curve?

How to turn a couple crisis into a learning curve?

When couples arrive at the office, they do so with the accusing finger of the turn pointed at those next to them, blaming, reprimanding or interpreting, but usually not being able to ask the individual the question. What happens to me with this situation? What is my share of responsibility in such a crisis? What …

Affective responsibility: truths and myths in our relationships

Affective responsibility: truths and myths in our relationships

Our personal relationships, even more romantic relationships, are one of the most intense and complex experiences of our lives. We find well-being, very deep bonds which persist over time and condition your life and your decisions, and at the same time the greatest difficulties arise: fears, insecurities, guilt, jealousy or frustration. One of these difficulties …

He loves me, he doesn’t love me…

He loves me, he doesn't love me...

Relationships are a world apart. In the bonds with our classmates, our colleagues and our friends, we are more relaxed, but when it comes to love as a couple, we have so many expectations placed on each other and so many others that society imposes on us, that we stress. When we contract, we lose …

How to make sure you and your partner enjoy the holidays together

How to make sure you and your partner enjoy the holidays together

Year after year, we hear that after the summer holidays, the number of separations increases. The statistics are clear in this sense, once the month of August has passed, divorce applications accumulate in many courts waiting to be processed. Is it really the fault of the “holidays”, this period when one devotes oneself to rest …

Competitiveness in the couple: what it is, how to identify and manage it

Competitiveness in the couple: what it is, how to identify and manage it

Do you think your relationship is a constant struggle to win? Do you feel jealous when your partner succeeds? Can’t you achieve the same goal and that’s why everyone does things in their own way? Do you feel that there is a constant challenge between you? You have come to the right place, keep reading …

Bad Boy Syndrome: Why am I falling in love with the wrong person?

Bad Boy Syndrome: Why am I falling in love with the wrong person?

The media often focuses on spectacular cases of criminals who, ostensibly because they are criminals, gain a generous amount of fans and people who are romantically interested in them. The best-known case is that of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who became known both for his trial and for his charisma, to the point that …

How do I regain trust in my partner when he gives me another chance?

How do I regain trust in my partner when he gives me another chance?

Some relationships last a lifetime, others end up breaking for multiple causes, and also the case of those broken relationships that are reconciled by the will of both members of the same. The first two are often taken for granted because they offer “closed” and easy to understand explanations of successful and failed relationships, but …

The impact of infidelity on relationships

The impact of infidelity on relationships

When infidelity becomes present in a love bond, it generates in him a crisis or conflict with the breaking of pre-established agreements. These crises are accompanied by intense anxiety and distress, which can devastate the bond. Although infidelity has different interpretations in each of the members of the couple, we know that it is associated …

How does the relationship with parents affect relationships?

How does the relationship with parents affect relationships?

Relationships often present difficulties of all kinds, and some of them do not even arise in the coexistence between the two, but in their relationship with their parents and in-laws. This can happen both due to inadequate communication dynamics with them and, in some cases, due to dealing with memories of events that happened years …

Problems with your partner? The culprit is the negative cycle

Problems with your partner?  The culprit is the negative cycle

In our daily life, when we have problems with our partner and we feel that he does not understand us, the rest of our life is affected. In fact, what happens is that when we are not well with our partner, everything “weighs more”: life weighs more, problems weigh more, even joys are not savored …