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End Of The Year Relationship Tune-Up

Tune Up Your Relationships By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – As one year ends and another readies to begin, it is the perfect time to assess our relationships and initiate a "Tune-Up." Given the ever growing demands of our daily lives, it becomes very easy to overlook the “care and feeding” of our intimate, family and long-term [...]

End Of The Year Relationship Tune-Up2022-12-28T22:59:18-05:00

Handling Difficult Relationships During the Holidays

Handling Difficult Relationships During the Holidays By Georgianna Donadio, PhD –  The holidays are upon us. Some say “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Is it? For many of us, the holiday visits back home to family members is something to be dreaded. There is frustration in handling difficult relationships. While we look [...]

Handling Difficult Relationships During the Holidays2022-12-05T08:17:23-05:00

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed – Part II

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – In the first installment of this three-part 'fulfilling relationships' series, we looked at the importance of effective communication. The qualities of our communication style and the skills we bring to our conversations have a significant impact on our overall success in life, work and family relationships. While most of us are aware [...]

The Secrets To Fulfilling Relationships Revealed – Part II2022-09-14T14:15:33-04:00

The Courage To Love Again

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – We all know that love — unconditional acceptance by another person — is what we want, need and desire. Love is vital to our health and well-being and is one of psychologist Abraham Maslow’s so-called “hierarchy of needs.” Yet finding the courage to love again is a complicated thing that [...]

The Courage To Love Again2022-07-20T21:32:27-04:00

What Is Nonverbal Communication And Why Is It Important?

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – Albert Merhabien, the famed communication researcher, stated that nonverbal communication makes up almost 93 percent of all the “messages” we receive from other individuals. Others suggest that it is actually more like 60 percent to 70 percent of nonverbal communication that lets us know what others are really feeling. What [...]

What Is Nonverbal Communication And Why Is It Important?2022-07-08T11:56:46-04:00

Want To Make Your Partner Happy?

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – When couples are asked what it is in their relationship that makes them feel fulfilled, they inevitably answer that they feel “understood and cared about.” In contrast, bad feelings and unhappiness stem from the realization that the person we are most intimate with and care most deeply about doesn’t understand [...]

Want To Make Your Partner Happy?2022-06-30T20:34:40-04:00

Men, Women And Apologies

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD – For most of us it comes as no surprise that men and women really do think, behave and offer apologies in many ways fundamentally different from one another. We also know that hormones play a large role in these differences. Now science is beginning to unravel the specifics on how hormones [...]

Men, Women And Apologies2022-06-22T18:01:25-04:00

The Nourishment Of Our Relationships

By Georgianna Donadio, PhD -  We don’t often think of relationships as nutritious, but indeed they are. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, made a statement about the power of love and relationships and their importance to our happiness: “We are never so helplessly unhappy as when we lose love.” Knowledge Freud knew something from his [...]

The Nourishment Of Our Relationships2022-05-26T08:42:25-04:00


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