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Couples: Connection is the Key

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Couples Connection

When couples fall in love, connection is all-encompassing.

As time goes on, and often after children join the family, connection can diminish or be lost. Sadly, this can lead to disastrous outcomes such as emotional or physical affairs and even divorce.

Maintaining or recovering connection is essential for a couple to sustain their relationship.

Couple ConnectionJohn Gottman, the leading couples researcher, suggests introducing connection rituals that both enjoy, such as:

  • Date nights
  • Religious holiday rituals

Even folding the laundry together are some of the ways a couple can reinforce their connection.

To coin a phrase: couples that play together, stay together.


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Author: Martha Childers

Martha Childers, EdS, LPC is a multicultural psychotherapist specializing in couples, grief and caregiver stress. Martha is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Kansas. She received her masters and education specialist degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She practiced Zen through a variety of Japanese traditional arts for 3-1/2 years. Since that time, mindfulness has been an integral part of her life. Her interest in human nature, beliefs, and life styles led her to become a counselor.

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