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Entries by Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW from 11/2013

What We Really Fight About When We Fight About Money

| Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Because the subject of money can be so highly charged, it is a formidable challenge to stay in dialogue with a partner in a respectful responsible way. For some couples, it may require a great many conversations over time to set policies in place that are mutually satisfying.

The Three Magic Words

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Following these guidelines won't guarantee a successful result every time, but doing so will make that outcome more likely. Non-reactive listening and non-blaming speaking are learned skills that can be cultivated with practice.

The Cost and Benefits of Emotional Honesty

| Posted 11.21.2013 | Healthy Living

One of the main factors that sets great relationships apart from merely good ones is the depth of emotional intimacy. There are, of course other factors that contribute but authenticity, vulnerability and deep emotional connectedness are right up there at the top of the list.

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

| Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Overcoming the natural, understandable resistance to this process requires courage, strength, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, the support of a partner who is willing to go the distance, even when it can feel like the stakes are one's very survival.