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Psychology Today - 6 Ways You Can Fix Your Relationship on Your Own


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Empower yourself to bring staying power to your connection.
Post published by Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on Jan 08, 2013 in Compassion Matters

In my 25 years as a therapist, I’ve worked with countless couples facing a broad spectrum of challenges. Yet, despite the diversity between them in age, occupation, or origin, I’m amazed at the similarities in the patterns and pitfalls that couples fall into. When two people walk into my office and start discussing their relationship, the first thing I tell them is to focus on empowering yourself.

The only person you can change is you. If both parties accept this, real change is possible in the relationship. With this in mind, I offer you six suggestions on how you can be your own couple’s therapist:


#2

I’ve got a good relationship but I’ve been neglectful. While this article doesn’t directly apply, it does bring to mind that I need to invest more in my relationship.


#3

There are some great ideas in here. Thank you for posting this.

My Girlfriend and I are working through some hiccups as well.

Actually… any repairing relationship can gain from some of this advice.


#4

It caught my eye because there are some tips in there that I can use in my own relationship with my hubby. :wink: