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By: Dr. Samantha Awalt

couples communication

Countering the Four Horsemen in Couples Communication

From Conflict to Clarity: Countering the Four Horsemen in Couples Communication By: Dr. Samantha Awalt In a previous blog post, we discovered what the Gottmans refer to as the ‘Four Horsemen’ of couples’ communication. While all four communication styles negatively affect your relationship, contempt and stonewalling are the two most

Unhealthy Communication in Couples

Overcoming Unhealthy Communication in Couples

The Four Horsemen: Overcoming Unhealthy Communication in Couples By: Dr. Samantha Awalt Do you ever find yourself feeling worse after walking away from an argument with your partner, questioning whether bringing up the topic was a mistake to begin with? It’s not uncommon. Unhealthy communication patterns can often leave us

baby blues

Understanding the Phenomenon of Baby Blues in Dads

Exploring Paternal Emotions: Understanding the Phenomenon of Baby Blues in Dads By: Dr. Samantha Awalt When you picture the arrival of a new baby, you might imagine it as a time overflowing with joy and a love that knows no bounds—a magical chapter that brings parents and their little one

Postpartum Blues

Postpartum Blues: Navigating Hormonal and Emotional Shifts

Postpartum Blues: Navigating Hormonal and Emotional Shifts By: Dr. Samantha Awalt Bringing a brand-new baby into the world triggers a cascade of wonderful and challenging experiences. The heightened sense of love and connection can be awe-inspiring, yet sometimes the lows can be overwhelming. It doesn’t help that we live in

Overcoming Intense Anxiety

Overcoming Intense Anxiety

From Paralyzed to Empowered:Overcoming Intense Anxiety By: Dr. Samantha Awalt Do anxious thoughts pop into your mind and consume you? Does it feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t make those thoughts go away? If so, you are not alone. 40 million people in the United States