H. Laurence Schwab, M.F.T.

Navigating Your Relationship

Category Archives: Relationship help

Our Rush to Distortion

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In my writings, clinical practice, and musings, I have a tendency to simplify very complicated emotional and psychological processes in a way that I hope is helpful. One of my favorite ways to do that is to take the four … Continue reading

Forgiveness is Much More Likely Than Forgetting

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As a marriage counselor, a crucial part of my work entails the arrival of a couple that is devastated by the discovery of infidelity. Their intimate bubble has burst, raw emotions have been unleashed, and immediate resolution is unlikely, to … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day account

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Valentine‚Äôs Day can be a mixed blessing for couples. Of course, it is ideally a moment to celebrate your special partnership and shared mission, but it also puts your expectations and behaviors under a brightly lit microscope. Actions and reactions … Continue reading

Goldilocks and integrity

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As a couple, are you experiencing a lot of tension? This is not all that original, but there could be a way to apply the Goldilocks principle to your cherished relationship. Remember the curious and confident Goldilocks, exploring the lair … Continue reading

Careful Listening

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H. Laurence Schwab, MFT, June 22, 2015 One of the compelling problems facing a couple as they navigate a relationship boat together is how to keep communication genuine and effective. The best communication for the sake of the boat includes … Continue reading