Resilient Relationships Blog

A collection of articles from our Journals

19 Unique Maryland Valentine’s Events for Couples in 2019

February 5, 2019 5:53 pm

Watching the same show while cuddling on the couch, date nights at the same familiar favored restaurants, the usual Valentine’s Day card and flowers or box of chocolates: all of these support the need for continuity, familiarity and... (more)

Feelings vs. Thoughts

January 6, 2019 8:49 am

Feelings vs. thoughts. How do we tell the difference? One thing I noticed, even before I became a therapist, is that there is a growing trend of people using the phrase “I feel…” followed by thoughts, not feelings.... (more)

Relationship Resolutions for the New Year

December 12, 2018 10:25 am

Many of us see the new year as a chance for a fresh start. We make resolutions to improve our health, finances, looks, and jobs. But what about our relationships? A new year is an opportunity to resolve... (more)

Promoting Gratitude in your Relationships

November 8, 2018 9:42 am

In addition to the change of the season and the coming holidays, the month of November always gets me thinking more about the idea of gratitude. I see the word littered in the holiday section of most stores,... (more)

When problem-solving is the problem

October 17, 2018 8:20 am

I work with many couples who want to improve on conflict resolution and problem-solving, but feel stuck in their interactions. I usually hear something like this: “I like to address the problem right in the moment and talk... (more)

If my partner REALLY knew me

September 5, 2018 1:48 pm

If My Partner Really Knew Me, If They Really Cared, They Would Just Know… By Samantha Steininger, LGMFT My first wedding anniversary fell as I was approaching the end of my time in graduate school earning my Master’s degree... (more)

Is Money Taxing Your Marriage? 10 Tips to Better Money Matters in your Relationship

March 20, 2018 5:11 pm

When I was a kid, tax season meant that my Dad wouldn’t be home for dinner, we’d rarely see him, we couldn’t travel for Spring Break, and Passover (which we celebrate) was all on my Moms shoulders to... (more)

How to Build Trust in your Relationship – Part 3

February 27, 2018 9:58 pm

In the first two parts of this three-post series on trust in relationships, I offered seven tips on building trust in your marriage. In this final part, I offer a final set of more advanced tips. Master these... (more)