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THE COUPLES EXPERT PODCAST
EPISODE 79 - INFIDELITY FROM A FEMALE PERSPECTIVE
In this episode, Alicia also discusses:
- Sexting and how it impacts couples
- Infidelity and how she helps couples work through it
- Why grieving needs to happen after infidelity
- The different types of therapy and how attachment therapy varies from Alicia’s method
- Why you have to look at what happened before in the relationship to cause infidelity
- If you have a happy marriage, you won’t have to deal with infidelity
- What makes a marriage “affair proof”
- How to find out what you need from your partner to be able to move on
- An affair is about far more that sex
- Whether information about an affair should be disclosed
- Why both parties contribute to the affair by the condition of the relationship that leads to the affair
- Why you both have to be ready to do the work of repairing your relationship after infidelity
- The surprising thing Alicia learned about herself while doing her work
Women In-Depth Podcast
It was such fun and such an honor to be interviewed on the Women In-Depth Podcast with Lourdes Viado, PhD. For more info about the podcast go to: http://lourdesviado.com/podcast/
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- Why Alicia’s purpose in therapy has always been to help and support women
- How her practice focuses on women and couples who are trying to “put themselves back together”
- Statistics on extra-marital affairs: (they are more common than you think!)
- The HUGE paradox in our beliefs and actions
- The importance of the language we use surrounding infidelity
- What is an “affair”?
- The emotional impact
- How women and men differ in their reactions to affairs
- How a relationship becomes vulnerable to an affair
- From Alicia’s blog: 5 things that come between couples and cause affairs
- The roles of disconnection and loneliness
- Why people have affairs
- The Vacuum of the Affair
- How to strengthen your relationship connection
- Don’t play “the blame game”
- How to take responsibility and HEAL
- Why the same problems might still exist
- Myths about infidelity
- Qualities of couples who recover
- Why an affair is a psychological trauma
- Alicia’s advice
KCAA Morning Show
The Midori Verity Show
Overcoming Infidelity - Can your marriage survive Infidelity?
What is the 'Right" way to Quit
In marriage, the seven-year itch occurs when a couple that has been together for a while (say, seven years), suddenly experiences a decline of happiness in their relationship. The phrase, which was popularized by the book and its 1955 film adaptation, The Seven Year Itch, is now applied beyond relationships.
The itching has spread to switching careers, making purchases and pretty much any other situation. And thanks to the rise of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), a panic-inducing psychological state made possible by social media, the incubation period, which once took seven years, now requires only a few months, a few days, a few hours even -- before you’re ready to call it quits.
Walking away from something, however, doesn’t have to be a bad experience. Here’s expert advice on what you can do to ensure your happy ending: Keep reading
seattle bride magazine
What is the "Right" Age to Get Married?
Getting married when you’re too young could result in divorce, of course. But waiting too long—and it’s not nearly as long as you might think—could be just as problematic. Newer research shows that divorce trends in America are changing. But can your marriage really be at risk before it even begins?
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About How Therapy Actually Works
The first time I pulled my car up to a therapist’s office, I had no idea what the experience would be like. The only images I had were from “Good Will Hunting” and “Equus,” both great movies but ones that don’t accurately portray therapy. I was skeptical, worried it would be a waste of time and money. After years of chatting with therapists, other therapy-goers and people who were on the fence, I learned many people who consider therapy feel similarly before they commit.
Therapy is a little different for everyone, but there are common myths and misconceptions that aren’t true, ones that prevent people from receiving the benefits I have. To break this stigma barrier, I reached out to therapists and drew upon my own experience. Keep reading to learn the truth about therapy.
lady lux magazine
What's your love language?
If your sweetheart gives you a gift, does it make you feel loved? Or do you prefer if it he fixes that squeaky cabinet door? Maybe, being held and kissed is what makes you feel adored, or spending time together, or perhaps just hearing him say “I love you.” Whatever makes your heart sing indicates your emotional love language.
The concept of love languages is based in Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages. The book has been oft-quoted because of how important it is to recognize your partner’s love language and talk to them in that language, not whichever language you personally prefer. It’s easy to give another person what we want ourselves – but for truly lasting love, you need to give them what they need. Chapman’s website offers an online test to determine your own love language.
Continue reading the article here
Inland Empire Magazine
What's love got to do with it?
Many clients ask what they should be looking for when searching for their ideal partner. They also wonder how to keep the love alive in their relationships. Here is an article in which experts weigh in on what it takes to keep relationships going. You'll see my contribution to the article, which was featured in the February, 2011 edition of Inland Empire Magazine.