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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
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FACINATING ted talk by Amy Cuddy information about how our bodies have the power to change our mind, mood and perception of ourselves and how others perceive us.  

Standing with hands on the hips in what she calls the wonder woman pose for 2 minutes can decrease cortisol (stress hormone) and increase testorone (dominance hormone). HT @4afullerlife and Jennifer Christian

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21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever

21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever | Relationships | Scoop.it
Discover what scientists know about happy couples, and your relationship will never be the same--guaranteed.

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Great Visuals backed by tons of Research! MUST READ for happy couples or wanna-be happy couples! 

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21 facts about what makes a marriage happy! 

Vicki Larson's curator insight, July 22, 5:52 AM

Science can't tell us to be kind, appreciative and loving, but that's really what people need and want from each other. Simple!

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CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL MODERN FAMILY | Quentin Hafner, LMFT

CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL MODERN FAMILY
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Stop Fighting With Your Partner, and Start Fighting With Yourself | Quentin Hafner, LMFT

Stop Fighting With Your Partner, and Start Fighting With Yourself | Quentin Hafner, LMFT | Relationships | Scoop.it

Stop Fighting With Your Partner, and Start Fighting With Yourself".   

What Most People Want Out Of Couples Therapy

The majority of couples who enter couples therapytypically want one thing: They want their spouse to be different.  Many people in unsettling and dissatisfying relationships have come to believe that their discomfort or unhappiness is a result of their partner’s actions, and if only their partner would change, things would feel and be much better. The problem herein lies usually that both parties in the relationship want each other to change, and most typically neither of them are willing to change.  And so, we have a classic standoff; you change first, then maybe I’ll consider changing.  In other words, “I need YOU to be different, because I am fine”.

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, April 10, 12:33 PM

Our partner is like a mirror and the things we don't like in him/her are the things that we don't like in ourselves! There is no point in breaking the mirror! Things will always stay the same untill we understand that we can only change inside ourselves! when a real change occurs, the whole reality around us changes!

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Perfectionville: Population Zero |

Perfectionville: Population Zero | | Relationships | Scoop.it

Perfectionism gives the illusion that we are better off with it. Learn how perfectionism detracts from healthy self-image, relationships and enjoying life!


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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, March 18, 7:18 PM

When we can embrace our imperfections, we are becoming more authentic versions of ourselves – and becoming perfectly us.versions of ourselves.

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Don't bother trying to rekindle your marriage

Don't bother trying to rekindle your marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
There is a popular belief in the marriage and relationship world that when the doldrums hit and you find yourself more numb than really alive, you should look for ways to get back what you once had...
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How the "love drug" phenylethylamine and Oxytocin work in long-term relationships...good stuff.  

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3 Tips to Avoid Fighting with Your Spouse - Happy Wives Club

3 Tips to Avoid Fighting with Your Spouse - Happy Wives Club | Relationships | Scoop.it
We all want to be understood. We all need to be understood. Here are 3 important tips to avoid fighting with your spouse while still getting what you want.
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These 3 great tips are really a challenge...because they are NOT easy! 

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Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?

Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? | Relationships | Scoop.it
He cooks, she cleans, they both work and take care of the kids. It’s the perfect egalitarian marriage. There’s just one problem.
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If he helps out with household chores...he's likely to have less sex...read this fascinating article. 

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5 Simple Ways to Breathe Life into a Relationship

5 Simple Ways to Breathe Life into a Relationship | Relationships | Scoop.it
The turning of a year seems to beg us to reevaluate, revitalize, and recommit. We resolve to do better and to be better in almost every area of our lives.
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These tips from Eve Eschner Hogan at Spiritualityhealth.com are right on...be curious, present and reach out and touch each other.

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Deepening Intimacy l A FREE video series from Sounds True

Deepening Intimacy l A FREE video series from Sounds True | Relationships | Scoop.it

If you want to deepen the love and connection between you and your life partner—or if you’re seeking to make your next relationship a more fulfilling one—we invite you to join us in this information-filled series.

The Deepening Intimacy program is free—all 14 sessions. It launches on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 6 pm ET. Registration is easy, sign up here.

Our line-up of teachers includes:

  • Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen Hunt, PhD
  • Stan Tatkin, PsyD
  • Sue Johnson, PhD
  • Robert Augustus Masters, PhD
  • Julia B. Colwell, PhD
  • John Gray, PhD
  • Harriet Lerner, PhD
  • Gay Hendricks, PhD and Katie Hendricks, PhD
  • Bruce Tift, LMFT
  • Rick Hanson, PhD
  • John Welwood, PhD
  • David Schnarch, PhD
  • David Richo, PhD
  • Ellyn Bader, PhD and Peter Pearson, PhD

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A FREE Video Event Series launching Feb. 10, 2014

With Deepening Intimacy, 17 acclaimed relationship and couples experts teach us their most valuable, must-know essentials for resolving the obstacles to healthy intimacy and creating a deeply fulfilling life partnership.

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A FREE Video Event Series launching Feb. 10, 2014

With Deepening Intimacy, we invited 17 acclaimed relationship and couples experts to teach us their most valuable, must-know essentials for resolving the obstacles to healthy intimacy and creating a deeply fulfilling life partnership.


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52 Text Message Love Bombs to Send Him

52 Text Message Love Bombs to Send Him | Relationships | Scoop.it
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This is a fun list of text messages to send to your loved one. 

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Saying 'I Love You': Romantic Ideas For Relationships | Gina Senarighi | YourTango

Saying 'I Love You': Romantic Ideas For Relationships | Gina Senarighi | YourTango | Relationships | Scoop.it
Love out loud and in your own unique style. Make it count when you say "I love you," and you'll watch your relationship blossom.
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Clever and creative ways to say I love you...

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This Gives New Meaning to Bear Hug! An RSA Short Animated by Katy Davis about Empathy- Brené Brown

This Gives New Meaning to Bear Hug! An RSA Short Animated by Katy Davis about Empathy- Brené Brown | Relationships | Scoop.it
So grateful to The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts) for inviting me to speak in London this year and to animator and illustrator, Katy Davis, for this amazing short on empathy!
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Lovely illustration of empathy and connection

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Survey Reveals #1 Reason Couples Divorce

Survey Reveals #1 Reason Couples Divorce | Relationships | Scoop.it
A new survey confirms what your premarital counselor knew all along: the trick to staving off divorce lies in how effectively you and your spouse communicate.
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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:53 AM

Communication!!!! First of all communication MUST be inside ourselves, with our inner self! The "outside" is simply the reflection of the inside! 

You change the inside.... thw world around you is going to change!!!

 

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Great news about marriages: 80% are happy

Great news about marriages: 80% are happy | Relationships | Scoop.it
What if I could snap my fingers and make 80 percent of marriages happy? And cut the divorce rate for first time marriages in half? Consider it done. What if everything you thought you knew about ma...
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New research about the divorce rate and marital happiness...
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How To Make Sure Your Next Marriage Is Your Last Marriage

How To Make Sure Your Next Marriage Is Your Last Marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
Saying "I do" is a bit different the second time around. You accept the proposal with more reservations (getting a divorce, however long ago it's been, will leave you a little shaky). The ceremony itself will generally be smaller, the weddi...
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For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key: MedlinePlus

For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key: MedlinePlus | Relationships | Scoop.it
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key
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Vicki Larson's curator insight, July 22, 5:53 AM

Uh, oh guys — don't blame us!

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How to Diagnose an Unhealthy Relationship

How to Diagnose an Unhealthy Relationship | Relationships | Scoop.it
You need a partner who's sincere, not manipulative.
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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

The All-or-Nothing Marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
Couples can be happier now than ever before. But it’s rare.

The good news is that our marriages can flourish today like never before. They just can’t do it on their own.

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Interesting article about the history of marriage and current relationship trends backed by research. The state of marital satisfaction is like wealth in America...the gap is getting bigger.  It IS possible to have a great marriage, but it will take time, dedication and effort. 

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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 25, 8:40 AM

"Those individuals who can invest enough time and energy in their partnership are seeing unprecedented benefits."  I am grateful to be living proof of this statement.  My marriage is flourishing because it is we are one in a complimentary sense and we are unitive and procreative, which are traditionally held values. And we have modern sensibilities to help us be our best selves within this context and the complicated culture in which we live.

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How to Save Marriage in America

How to Save Marriage in America | Relationships | Scoop.it
Traditional matrimony—he brings home the bacon, she cooks it—is dying. But college-educated couples are pointing toward a new model with children at the heart of the union.


American marriage is not dying. But it is undergoing a metamorphosis, prompted by a transformation in the economic and social status of women and the virtual disappearance of low-skilled male jobs. The old form of marriage, based on outdated social rules and gender roles, is fading. A new version is emerging—egalitarian, committed, and focused on children.


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This fascinating article explains the transformation of marriage for the most highly educated into what he calls a HIP marriage (Highly-Invested-Parents) and suggests their focus on children could, if practiced among the least educated, save marriage in America. 

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For Love That Lasts

For Love That Lasts | Relationships | Scoop.it
Marriage is good for your health, according to a recent study by the Duke University Medical Center. Research drawn from more than 4,800 participants born during the 1940s found that those who had never married were twice as likely to die in midlife as people who had a long-term partner.
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Couples who have celebrated their golden anniversary share tips for a marriage that goes the distance. - See more at: http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/love-lasts#sthash.S6zDCEui.dpuf

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Tell your wife she is beautiful

Tell your wife she is beautiful | Relationships | Scoop.it
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Your wife doesn’t think she’s beautiful. How can she? The world is busy pointing out all of her flaws. Particularly at the beginning of the year, I have ...
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Unfortunately, the reality is most women do not feel beautiful. The author of this sad but true blog advises husband to compliment their wives on appearance frequently.

While this is a great practice it's only one side of the coin. It's also important for women to learn to see themselves as beautiful whether their spouse builds them up or not.  Any type of compare leads to despair... 

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marriagegems-ebook.pdf

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This well written ebook contains 10 gems about marriage. I particularly appreciate how she dispells commonly accepted myths  such as: Happiness is the goal of marriage, I married the wrong person, and love is a feeling. Although the author, Lori Lowe, does not provide a discusson of her research methods, she does claim to base her "gems" on research. 

http://marriagegems.com/

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John Gottman: How to Build Trust

John Gottman: How to Build Trust | Relationships | Scoop.it
The renowned marriage expert explains that couples build trust in the small moments of a relationship, when we're emotionally attuned to our partner. Learn m...

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:46 AM

Practical insights on how to build trust in a relationship and tell the difference between distrust and betrayal. 

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The Power of Mindfulness | Child Mind Institute

The Power of Mindfulness | Child Mind Institute | Relationships | Scoop.it
Mindfulness: How a meditation practice can help kids with ADHD, anxiety, autism and depression become less anxious, more focused, and more in charge of their own behavior

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David Hain's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:34 AM

A remedy for all ages!

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When the Holidays Aren't Joyous: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss

When the Holidays Aren't Joyous: 5 Tips for Helping Children Cope With Loss | Relationships | Scoop.it
For kids, the holidays are supposed to be filled with joy and excitement. However, for some children who have suffered a recent loss, the holidays can be especially hard.

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:17 PM

This is a good article about helping children during the Holiday season cope with grief.


The biggest thing parents, teachers and grief counselors can do is listen to kids and let them know its is alright to grieve. especially during these sad times.  Helping children cope with grief is best done through new rituals or expressions during the Holiday season.  A memory box is an excellent example found in the article.


in the end, remember, children greive like all of us over the loss of a loved one and not to ignore their grief.


If you are interested in how to become a grief counselor, then please review our program.