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That Loving Feeling Takes a Lot of Work

That Loving Feeling Takes a Lot of Work | Relationships | Scoop.it
Small steps like taking time out for each other, trying new things and regular gestures of affection can help keep a marriage strong.

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Very nice article explaing the normality of marital disillusionment with tips for building companionship and posiive energy. www.amyfullerphd.com www.fullerlifefamilytherapy.org 

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 10, 2013 1:34 PM

Love is so much more than a feeling. It is work and the dividends are priceless!

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A Year of Questions for You and Your Spouse from the generous wife - @GenerousWife

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http://www.the-generous-wife.com/ 

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Brenda Elliott's curator insight, July 12, 2013 7:35 AM

Lots of good questions to talk about when you feel like you have nothing to talk about!

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The easiest way to send cards! SendOutCards

The easiest way to send cards! SendOutCards | Relationships | Scoop.it
Our unique online greeting card system enables people to act quickly on their promptings and we find joy in providing a tool that has proven to change countless lives time and time again.
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Send out cards..act on your promptings to send a card! They print it, stuff it and stamp it!  watch the video for more info! 

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Soul Mate or Sole Mate?

Soul Mate or Sole Mate? | Relationships | Scoop.it

I don't believe in soul mates.

It's a popular notion in western culture that there is someone out there perfectly designed for you -- a soul mate.

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Its about walking together on a journey...wearing out your soles...love this concept! 

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Positive Marriage Quotes

Positive Marriage Quotes | Relationships | Scoop.it
"Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til' death do us part is the length." -Fawn Weaver "A successful ma
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5 Ways Remorse Can Set You Free! - Messy Marriage

5 Ways Remorse Can Set You Free! - Messy Marriage | Relationships | Scoop.it
An accepting and supportive place where the raw realities of marriage are explored in light of Christ's power to redeem the messes of life.
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Conflict resolution for the blended family

Conflict resolution for the blended family | Relationships | Scoop.it

Blended family conflict a metaphor for life in general; conflict resolution skills are important!  

The family meeting has become a standard in most blended family homes, providing an excellent venue for effective communication, the foundation of conflict resolution.

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Managing conflict is one of the major issues all families face, resolving conflict in a blended family can be even more challenging. I've observed the healthiest blended families are proactive about establishing effective communication. 

BlendedFamilyAdvice.com has lots of amazing resources and support for the blended family. Check it out. 

Blessings! Amy Fuller PhD

www.FullerLifeFamilyTherapy.org


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What couples can learn from the game of Tennis: Communication techniques to save your marriage

http://www.LoveAtFirstFight.com - In this relationship advice video for couples, Bruce shares a technique for instantly connecting with your romantic partner...

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Check out this great video with an excellent metaphor for healthy communication...tennis! Just like only one person can serve at a time in the game of tennis, healthy communication works best when one person is the speaker and one person is the listener. 

Enjoy! Amy Fuller PhD

www.amyfullerphd.com www.fullerlifefamilytherapy.org 

http://www.scoop.it/t/relationships-by-dr-amy-fuller 

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:14 PM

Great resource for improving communication skills in your relationship. Bruce uses the metaphor of a tennis game to show how to be a better listener and communicator. Great tool!

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How to Have a Hard Conversation in Seven Steps - @OWNTV #Lifeclass

How to Have a Hard Conversation in Seven Steps - @OWNTV #Lifeclass | Relationships | Scoop.it
The hardest conversations can actually save your most cherished relationships. Find out how to have a tough talk that heals with seven steps from relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant.

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Sometimes having difficult conversations is the best thing for a difficult relationship. 

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 9, 2013 5:30 PM

When we are in relationship with people we love, we are bound to have conflicts from time to time. Ilyanla does a beautiful job outlining having a conversation (in the interest of repair) that honors everyone involved.

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Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions

Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions | Relationships | Scoop.it
Learn The Secrets Of How To Use Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions To Supplement Your Parenting Styles The topics covered in Positive Parenting Skills And Solutions are: How To Be Consistent i...
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Enjoy these skills and solutions from a postive parenting perspective with rather helpful concepts from helping kids understand their emotions and get involved in their community to suggions for overcoming homework power struggles. Parenting tips are given for consistency, language for positive reinforcement, and instilling values in your kids.  He also explains how we sometimes can over-parent when it would be better to help them foster inner motivation. 

Enjoy! Amy Fuller PhD

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 10, 2013 8:50 AM

This is an awesome collection of great parenting tips. Ways to help  children (and parents) flourish!!!

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Four Ways to Pay Attention to the Relational Part of Spirituality

Four Ways to Pay Attention to the Relational Part of Spirituality | Relationships | Scoop.it
Rabbi Hanokh loved to tell this story: "For a whole year I felt a longing to go to my master Rabbi Bunam and talk with him.  But every time I entered the house, I felt I wasn't man enough.  Once th...
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What I Made Up In My Mind

What I Made Up In My Mind | Relationships | Scoop.it
We all have filters. Our filters are created from childhood, past relationships, what others modeled for us by their example, and how we intersect with culture. Everyone has different experiences t...

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Acknowledging our lenses can make a significant difference in our relationships and our level of happiness. “It is not necessarily reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality. If we can change the lens, we can change your happiness.”

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 9, 2013 4:27 PM

Recognizing our own filters can allow us to be more receptive to one another.

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Strength vs. Stressors

Strength vs. Stressors | Relationships | Scoop.it
The Laurel School (Ohio) emphasizes accessing resources that help girls cope in challenging situations: creativity, growth mindset, self-care, purpose, and relationships, the key components of resilience.
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This school is taking a different approach in helping their young women develop through struggle instead of aiming to avoid it.  

"At The Center for Research on Girls (CRG) at Laurel School, we have moved away from trying to reduce stressors that are largely out of our control and toward helping girls develop resources to address the stresses they inevitably face. Our approach is grounded in an established tradition in stress research that finds stress to be a subjective experience: whether an event is stressful depends heavily upon the resources available to address the stress."

The key componets of the approach involves relying upon creativity to genterate solutions, a mindset geared toward motivation, self-care to restore inner strength, a sense of purpose about her life and worth, and fostering support through relatioships. 

Excellent read. Much needed paradigm shift for people everywhere who work with kids. 

Amy Fuller PhD

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Confessions of a Love Junkie: Recovering from Love Addiction

Confessions of a Love Junkie: Recovering from Love Addiction | Relationships | Scoop.it
Love is not an obsession or a possession. True love fuels a sense of freedom and joy. It is a process of intimate liberation.

 

“The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others” ~Sonya Friedman


Love is a funny thing. According to modern day psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists alike, the consensus is that it is just as easy to become addicted to “falling in love” as it is to get hooked on “street drugs.” But I think maybe my favorite drug is love.


Guess they’d call it my drug of “choice.” The irony in that statement is beyond comprehension. Any one of us who has fallen in love, or struggled with addiction on some level, knows damn well that choice seems to have very little to do with it.


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This is a first person account of needing love so much that it killed the love forcing her into a journey to grow in self-understanding. 

"Real intimacy and connection begins internally. When we seek for our happiness, our acceptance, and contentment from outside ourselves we will never be satisfied. The journey starts with the first step of moving toward ourselves."

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame | Video on TED.com

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.

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Brene Brown talks about how the emotion of Shame can create a feeling of disconnection in our relationships. We can know that we are not alone and it takes courage to risk reaching out and connecting with those we love when we are in the midst of shame. 

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Ten Questions Every Husband Should Ask His Wife Annually

Ten Questions Every Husband Should Ask His Wife Annually | Relationships | Scoop.it

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Create Healthy Relationships: Move Toward Empathy and Compassion

As many of us go through the day, our feelings fluctuate depending on contact with different people. When one person walks into the room, we instantly feel lighter and more energetic. It is easy to...
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Five Reasons Why Your Loved One Won’t Communicate and What They Might Be Feeling

Five Reasons Why Your Loved One Won’t Communicate and What They Might Be Feeling | Relationships | Scoop.it
The distance between people is often wide. Beyond the connection shared through physical touch, it is our words and ears that bring our hearts and minds together. This gap widens by complex gender ...
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New research on how men and women perceive negative emotions

New research on how men and women perceive negative emotions | Relationships | Scoop.it
Most people are aware that men are from Mars and Women from Venus, metaphorically speaking, thanks to Dr. John Gray. When we put the genders together we sometimes end up with miscommunication, hurt...
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Women feel more satisfaction in a relationship when men express negative feeling...according to new research. 

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How a Secure Relationship Can Help Your Depression

How a Secure Relationship Can Help Your Depression | Relationships | Scoop.it
We all know that when our primary relationship is distressed, we feel anxious and depressed. We also know that depression can have a devastating effect on an intimate relationship. It becomes a vicious cycle.
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7 Ways to Happiness After Your Partner’s Affair | Infidelity Info

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Helpful tips for responding to a spouse's affair...

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Dr. Amy Fuller, Marriage & Family Therapist passionate about healing & empowering a fuller life through Relational, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual Health/Growth. www.AmyFullerPhd.com