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Thank you to Jacquelyn Mitchard for your work on this important topic and taking the time to thoroughly research the opinions of clinicians in the field! Thank you also for sharing your heart and some of your personal childhood experiences. Click here for article
Whether you are reading this on Thanksgiving or Christmas or your birthday or on any other "special" day, if you are not feeling happy, don't think you are the only one.
It is very important that you maintain contact with your partner’s emotional and physical experience. If during this process, you notice your partner disengaging, not sharing feedback, stiff, uncomfortable, you must pause and explore what they are experiencing. This needs to be a gentle and kind process where you resist any temptation to take it personally or get defensive. If you sense sadness or notice, for example, they are crying, you stop and hold them. These are signs of what we call “flooding,” when a person experiences emotional and physical symptoms from feeling overwhelmed. Ask lovingly and supportively things like, “Will you share with me what you are experiencing/thinking/feeling?” Just listen. If they are not ready to share, that’s ok. You are providing exactly what you should provide by just being present with them and holding them. This is love in one of its best forms and something they may not have experienced before. This is healing."
Whether you and your partner are comfortable with the expression of physical love already or in repairing, restoring or further developing your sex life, it is beneficial to take some time to explore the wide array of physical sensations that the body can experience. PDF For this writing, I am using “have sex” and “make … Continue reading Exploring Sensations
Six Benefits To This Family Activity Fun - spend time together doing something you've probably never done before!Connection - you'll be touching (holding hands) for this whole activity.Trust - you'll be counting on your leader to lead you well, both the unblindfolded leader at the front of the line and the leader right in front … Continue reading Blindfolded Trust Walk
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