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Healthy Relationship Breakup

Hello, my name is Sevin Philips. I’m here to talk about breaking up – a difficult topic. Many of us find it to be one of the most painful things we’ll ever go through in our life. Either we have to let go of somebody that we love because it’s the right thing to do,…

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Writing a letter when you have something difficult to say

Sometimes people find themselves in a situation in relationships where it’s very difficult to talk to somebody else. Maybe you don’t feel safe. Maybe it’s the kind of conversation that ends up in a fight, and perhaps you’re really scared. Sometimes writing a letter is a better way to open the door to an in-person…

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Curse of a Sexless Marriage

I’m here to talk about long-term relationships and marriages when the sex life either disappears or is changed drastically, and one or both people are unhappy. It is so common, I think most of you would be surprised. People come into couples counseling and talk about it all the time. It’s natural; life is complex,…

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Early Relationship Deal Breakers

Video Transcript Hello, my name is Sevin Philips. I’m here to talk about early relationship deal breakers. I think it’s a trap that most of us fall into when we find somebody we really like, we don’t want to examine whether or not they’re a healthy person to be with, because if we do, we…

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Making Friends as an Adult

Maintaining close friendships is an important part of life, no matter what stage you are in. As children we make friends almost instantaneously and with everyone around us. That uninhibited drive to meet our peers often wanes as we get older and life gets busier. While children are free to devote their weekends and summers…

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Relationships: the pursuer and distancer

Learn about the push-pull effect of the pursuer and distancer and some instruction on how to change for the better. Video Transcription Hi, it’s Sevin Philips. I’m here to talk about a relationship dynamic between the distancer and pursuer. Most people fall somewhere in between where you want to see your partner sometimes and you…

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Codependency Redefined

There are many definitions used to talk about codependency today. In the past, the word codependency was overused, becoming a definition for a person who is weak, passive, and needy in relationships. To the contrary codependent behavior is an attempt to manage your environment and relationships in order to feel safe and in control. Codependency…

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How to Develop Close and Meaningful Relationships

Hello, my name is Sevin Philips. I’m here to talk about developing close relationships. It’s one of those things that a lot of us struggle with. We want to have deep and meaningful relationships. Some of us don’t have many deep relationships in our lives, so we long to feel more close and more connected.…

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The Openness Principle in Healthy Relationships

I’m here to talk about the fundamental principles that are in healthy relationships. It’s important for us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what really allows us to thrive in a relationship and what really puts us off on the other path of not doing well and not being…

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