Are communications skills important in a relationship?

Constructive communication in any relationship is an art. How we communicate can make or break a relationship. Healthy communication leads to negotiation or a discussion rather than an unresolvable conflict. “Good conflicts” can lead to positive outcomes, especially when effective communication strategies like active listening and assertiveness are applied. Active listening builds a healthy medium for communication based on respect and an appreciation of individual strengths and differences. Through mindful listening, you send a message that you understand the intent and emotion associated with the words being spoken, and, most importantly, that you understand – really understand – your partner’s feelings.

Feeling understood, heard and seen is an essential part of what makes us human. When it doesn’t happen, we can feel angry, resentful, and rejected. People who don’t feel understood tend to repeat themselves and yell, in order to “get through”. 

Knowing your boundaries and expressing your feelings & needs without getting off tracked by blaming and critical responses is a skill we teach you. Want to learn how to communicate efficiently and express your feelings to feel understood and heard? Let’s Talk.

What is Emotional and Sexual Intimacy?

There are many types of intimacy- emotional, sexual, crisis, recreational, communication, work, creative, spiritual, intellectual etc. But the most powerful ones are emotional and sexual intimacy. Emotional intimacy allows you to be vulnerable and share your feelings with another person without any fear of getting hurt by them. Sexual intimacy on the other hand simply means to connect sexually with your partner in an emotionally and physically fulfilling way. It allows partners to discuss desires, needs, and wants in a safe space without  judgement. When you feel emotionally connected to your partner, you connect better sexually. 

However, intimacy can mean different things to different people as it is developed based on everyone’s past experiences, cultures, relationships, and behaviors.

We help you build healthier connections, understand your idea of intimacy, and create a safe space for you and your partner to build emotional and sexual intimacy, ultimately strengthening your bond. 

What is Co-Parenting and how does it work? 

Raising a child together has its own unique challenges. Collaboration is a core skill needed to thrive at coparenting, along with a mutually agreed upon process and complete understanding of the complexities of the situations and relationships. 

We coach you on healthy co-parenting. Be it visitation schedule, educational responsibilities, finances or medical needs, we want to listen and empower you to find a balance.

How to deal with Infidelity and Betrayal?

Infidelity is a complex and emotionally draining topic, which often ignites opposing opinions, debates, and discussions.

The desire of wanting something different is often found at the core of infidelity, something outside the boundaries of a commitment. The reasons may vary from person to person, but generally, dissatisfaction in the relationship, personal insecurities, past unfinished emotional business or a need for excitement can plant the seeds of infidelity.

Whatever the root cause or nature of the betrayal, these relationship pains can erode trust and create lingering trauma and pain.

Most common types of betrayals –

      • by a parent or other childhood caregiver in the form of abuse or neglect
      • by a romantic partner in the form of physical, sexual, financial and emotional neglect or action

When you place your trust in someone for basic needs of love and protection, there are chances you might accept a betrayal in return for safety- that need not be the case! We help you understand complex behaviours and cope with and heal through the impact.

Why pre-marital counselling is beneficial?

Premarital therapy comes in handy when you desire a smooth transition into the next phase of your relationship. Marriage is a huge commitment that often requires complex dialogues about uncomfortable things. Many couples feel hesitant to have those conversations as they fear it might jeopardize their wedding plans. It is natural for some partners to experience “cold feet” or struggle with “commitment issues” before or around the wedding. 

Participating in premarital therapy sessions can provide a safe space for you to talk openly and understand each other as you grow as a couple. Further, you can learn how to discuss the future, talk about fears or concerns about the relationship and manage anxieties.


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Our Process

Step 1: You book a 20 minutes consultation. 

Step 2: We learn about you, understand you, listen to you and co-create a solution that works for you.

Step 3: We schedule you for 50-70 minutes long sessions depending upon your needs where we equip you with social, adaptive and emotional intelligence using science.



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