Relationship

[Free 3-Part Video Series] Create a Relationship You Love

Posted on August 29, 2013. Filed under: Relationship | Tags: , , |

Create a Relationship You Love Video Series

Create a Relationship You Love Video Series

I have been blogging since 2010 and I am so grateful to all of you who have been with me over these past few years and for those of you who have just recently joined us.

Today I am gifting my loyal blog followers a special 3-Part Video Series: Create a Relationship You Love.

As a token of my gratitude I have compiled a high quality series of relationship advice and tips that you will find useful in improving the quality of both your romantic relationships as well as your platonic ones.

This 3-Part Video Series will include:

  • The 4 Mistakes Many Couples Make and What You Should Do Instead
  • 15 Strategies to Strengthen the Emotional Bond With Your Partner
  • How to Improve Intimacy and Connection in Your Relationship
  • Special BONUS: Get Unstuck!  Improve Communication in 10 Minutes or Less.

I wanted to package something special for you so you can easily implement these relationship strategies into your relationship.

In order to access your 3 part video series all you have to do is click here to access your video series.  You will then need to just enter your email address again, so I know where to send you your videos.

Have a great week!

Best, Andrea

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What is sex addiction? #1 Sexual Taboo Revealed

Posted on August 20, 2013. Filed under: Addiction, Relationship, Sex Addiction | Tags: , |

What is Sex Addiction?

What is Sex Addiction?

Currently I am on an airplane going from my prior home in Milan, Italy on my way to my new home in sunny California, I am writing you today’s top secret edition of True Potential TV.

Have you ever been humiliated, rejected or embarrassed?  Do you fear others judgment or criticism?  Unless you are an alien from outer space, you and most earthlings have these universal raw spots and sensitivities.

And if you or your partner are coping with delicate sexual issues or taboo sexual behaviors you may either keep it secret, hidden or pretend these issues don’t really exist.

In today’s True Potential TV episode, I am uncovering one of the most unspoken, yet addicting sexual taboos around.  Curious?

After working with couples around the globe, I have come across a sexual epidemic impacting many couples all over the world.  This sexual epidemic is known as sex addiction.

As this is a very private topic, which typically doesn’t come up in casual dinner conversation, I am peeling the kimono back (Bata Bing, Bata boom) so you too can discover the honest truth about the biology, criteria, patterns, and habits of someone who is sexually acting out or dealing with sexual impulsive behaviors.

You will definitely not want to MISS this sexual rendezvous of discovery.

Excerpts from video blog:

What Is Sex Addiction?  Sexual addiction is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, it negatively impacts the addict and the family members as the disorder progresses and the addictive behaviors intensify.

The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity has defined sexual addiction as:

  • engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others.
  • For example, someone with a sex addict will continue to engage in certain sexual behaviors despite facing financial problems, shattered relationships, potential health risks, or even arrest.

Symptoms of Addiction

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, the symptoms of sex addiction are:

  • distress about a pattern of repeated sexual relationships involving a succession of lovers who are experienced by the individual only as things to be used.
  • compulsive searching for multiple partners
  • compulsive fixation on an unattainable partner
  • compulsive masturbation, compulsive love relationships and/or compulsive sexuality in a relationship.
  • extensive use of pornography, phone sex, cyber sex or other illegal activities like sex with a prostitute or fellow sex addicts.
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What is co-dependency?

Posted on August 6, 2013. Filed under: Lifestyle, Relationship | Tags: , , |

What is codependency

What is codependency

Yesterday afternoon I was swimming laps in my local swimming pool. Swimming can be such a cleansing and liberating exercise because it forces you to let go and trust. I decided to do the back stroke despite having several people in my lane, the lack of any clear marks on the ceiling guiding me and no indication of when I was going to arrive at the end of the lane.

At first I was cautious and apprehensive, but after the first or second time I started finding my groove, feeling more secure and trusting the process. I share this with you because sometime in life you may feel that way too, unsure of how the process will go, lacking guidance or direction and fearful of running into a wall and getting hurt.

When you really feel like a fish out of water you can be consumed by fear and either desperately latch onto those around you like a safety blanket or try to control the situation with an iron fist to feel a sense of power and security in the sea of unpredictability.

If you enter into a relationship with that energy or state of mind you can fall into the unhealthy trap of co-dependency. This is why in today’s True Potential TV episode I will be covering what is co-dependency, what is a codependent and how to recognize the negative patterns of codependent relationships.

You will definitely not want to MISS this great episode.

With love,
Andrea

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What are Defense Mechanisms? 11 Defense Mechanism Examples

Posted on July 9, 2013. Filed under: Lifestyle, Relationship | Tags: , |

What are defense mechanisms

What are defense mechanisms

I just got back home from a relaxing evening at the Virgin Active Gym and Spa. After a long and productive day at work, it is the greatest way to decompress from the mental, emotional, and physical stress from the day.

Back in the day, I was so focused on being in go, go, go mode it was hard to disengage and shift focus to being in be, be, be mode. Being under a lot of stress can leave you feeling exhausted, burnout and irritable.

It can also affect how you perceive others and the challenging situations you are facing. Some of these skewed perceptions are known as defense mechanisms.

We can use them as a way to cope with life’s ups and downs and protect ourselves from pain and overwhelm, but unfortunately they are short-lived and can end up causing us more problems in our interpersonal relationships in the long-run.

Do you ever fall into the trap of using defense mechanisms?

The first step out of the rabbit hole is to 1) know what are defense mechanisms and 2) become aware of the 11 examples of defense mechanisms you and others around you may use to deal with life’s obstacles.

Which is exactly what we are talking about today on True Potential TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCeeO0nM1nE

What are defense mechanisms? Defense Mechanism Examples

You will also want to check out 2:21 min into the video because there is an interesting conversation you will definitely not want to miss.

With love and gratitude,

Andrea

P.S.  If you would like Additional Resources and Relationship Tips to Transform your Life and Create a Relationship you Love, make sure you head on over to True Potential Counseling to grab my 3 Part Video Series: Create a Relationship you Love absolutely free.  The series includes:

  • Avoid the 4 Common Mistakes Many Couples Make & What You Should Do Instead.
  • 15 Strategies to Strengthen your Emotional Bond with your Partner
  • How to Deepen the Connection and Intimacy in your Relationship
  • Additional BONUS:  Get Unstuck! Improve Communication in 10 Minutes or Less.
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How to Manage Anger: 6 Ways to Manage Anger

Posted on July 2, 2013. Filed under: Relationship | Tags: , , |

How to Manage Anger

How to Manage Anger

Have you ever been so upset about something that you were about ready to jump out of your skin?

It can be so frustrating when things don’t go as planned and it can really throw off your mood and frame of mind.

Do you ever notice that when you are already upset, it seems that you face more problems, obstacles and upseting circumstances?

Get off of the pain train and start getting back on track by applying the 6 Ways to Manage Anger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8O0elCuywM

How to Manage Anger: 5 Ways to Manage Anger

If you are either deal with work stress or interpersonal stress, knowing how to manage anger will help save you a lot of time, energy and mental sanity.

You will definitely want to WATCH today’s episode and start living an anger-free lifestyle.

With joy and happiness,

Andrea

P.S.  If you would like Additional Resources and Relationship Tips to Transform your Life and Create a Relationship you Love, make sure you head on over to True Potential Counseling to grab my 3 Part Video Series: Create a Relationship you Love absolutely free.  The series includes:

  • Avoid the 4 Common Mistakes Many Couples Make & What You Should Do Instead.
  • 15 Strategies to Strengthen your Emotional Bond with your Partner
  • How to Deepen the Connection and Intimacy in your Relationship
  • Additional BONUS:  Get Unstuck! Improve Communication in 10 Minutes or Less.
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How to Deepen Connection and Intimacy in Relationship

Posted on June 25, 2013. Filed under: Relationship | Tags: , , , |

How to Deepen Connection and Intimacy in Your Relationship

How to Deepen Connection and Intimacy in Your Relationship

You feel your partner distant and you can’t stop asking yourself, “Does he/she really care about me?”

You wish you could connect with them and that the tension and conflict could have been avoided.

Your heart is hurting, but you stay in your protective shell like a turtle, not knowing what to say or how to reach out.

Unfortunately, the argument has already come and gone and there are no do overs.

Now you have to figure out how to rekindle and deepen the connection and intimacy in your relationship again.

You are hopeful that the relationship can be how you have always dreamed it could be, but you ponder…

“Is it always going to be this hard?  Can we ever get through to each other?

Every relationship has its ups and downs.  That is normal.  But every couple addresses these problems differently.

Watch and learn the common barriers to connecting with others and How to Deepen to Connection and Intimacy with your Partner using 4 simple steps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3x__Wwlc1I

Intimacy in Relationship: Intimacy in Marriage

As you know getting in a fight from time to time with your partner is uncomfortable and inevitable.

The major difference between couples who survive vs. THRIVE is how they reconnect and overcome the aftershock of the discord.

With love,

Andrea

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How to Improve a Relationship: Security in Relationships

Posted on June 11, 2013. Filed under: Relationship | Tags: , |

15 strategies to strengthening your emotional bond with your partner

When you are dealing with changes in your personal or professional life it can feel overwhelming to navigate through all the unfamiliar obstacles, challenges and complicated maze of unpredictability.

When you are feeling uncertain or confused about what to do next, you tend to rely more heavily on your partner’s support, understanding and love.

If you feel close to your partner the difficulties are not as scary and your partner is like a life raft in the sea of uncertainty.

But if you feel distant from your partner or he or she is not emotionally, mentally or physically there for you the obstacles seems even greater and harder to face alone.

Have you ever longed for emotional or physical closeness with your partner, but felt distant and disconnected? It can be the most uncomfortable feeling in the world.

In today’s episode, I cover the 15 Strategies to Strengthening Your Emotional Bond with your Partner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWPQaavdlrc

How to Improve a Relationship: Security in Relationships

If you are ready to start creating a safe harbor for you and your partner to share you will definitely LOVE this episode and love the emotional bond you are cultivating in your relationship.

Have a great week!

With joy and love,

Andrea

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How to Resolve Conflict: 10 Best Kept Secrets

Posted on June 5, 2013. Filed under: Lifestyle, Men, Relationship, Women | Tags: |

How to Resolve Conflict

How to Resolve Conflict

Yikes!  Have you every been hungry, angry, lonely or tired and gotten stuck in an arguement with your beloved?  If you are like any normal couple, this has happened to you at one time or another.

In today’s True Potential TV episode we are covering How to Resolve Conflict: 10 Best Kept Secrets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK-05UM5U9o

How to Resolve Conflict

So whether you are married or in a committed relationship, knowing these simple secrets can save you a lot of time, energy and heartache.

Wouldn’t it be nice for there to be more harmony and understanding in your relationship?  TUNE IN and learn what steps to take the next time tension rises between you and the one you love.

Catch you next week!

Lots of love,

Andrea

P.S.  If you would like Additional Resources and Relationship Tips to Transform your Life and Create a Relationship you Love, make sure you head on over to True Potential Counseling to grab my 3 Part Video Series: Create a Relationship you Love absolutely free.  The series includes:

  • Avoid the 4 Common Mistakes Many Couples Make & What You Should Do Instead
  • 15 Strategies to Strengthen your Emotional Bond with your Partner
  • How to Deepen the Connection and Intimacy in your Relationship
  • Additional BONUS:  Get Unstuck! Improve Communication in 10 Minutes or Less.
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Healthy Relationship Roadmap: How to fix a relationship?

Posted on May 21, 2013. Filed under: Relationship | Tags: |

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

This weekend on the plane ride back from Sicily, I overheard a couple behind me arguing. Several times I heard the man dismissing and minimize his partner’s complaints and not listening to a word she had to say. Moreover, I heard the woman reacting agressively and sarcastically responding to her partner’s comments.

They both sounded frustrated, helpless and alone and were caught in communication quicksand. They were wanting a healthy relationship and to be understood, but each were unable to make it happen. Have you ever felt that way?

Although it is only natural for you are your partner to have disagreements sometimes, it can get really messy if you don’t know the 4 common mistakes many couples make and how to avoid them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l30V0Fpj8w0

Healthy Relationships: How to Fix A Relationship

In today’s True Potential TV episode, I will be using humor to covering those common mistakes and 4 helpful communication alternatives to cultivating a healthy relationship with your partner.

You will definitely want to WATCH this new and improved version of True Potential TV.

And if you liked this episode, please share it with your friends.

With love,

Andrea

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How to Save My Marriage: Which marriage is successful?

Posted on May 7, 2013. Filed under: Relationship | Tags: , |

What is your Love Language?

What is your Love Language?

Do you ever feel like you and your partner are on two different wave-lengths and end up feeling frustrated and alone?  Have you ever felt like a ship in the night waiting for the love signal from your partner’s lighthouse, but are left in the dark feeling really unimportant to them?

When I first moved to Milan, Italy almost 2 years ago, I knew language was an important piece to connecting and integrating into society.  Similarly in our relationships it is essential we know our love language, how we like to receive love, and the love language of our partner, how he/she feels loved by us.

What is your love language?  Well in today’s True Potential TV episode, I will be covering the 5 love languages, which are the different ways in which we naturally express love to those closest to us and how we typically feel loved by others the most.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8jdD-NCatU

How to Save My Marriage: Which Marriage is Successful

Have ever said to yourself: “I love him/her more than he/she loves me,” “I know he/she loves me, but I just don’t feel it” or “I keep nagging or complaining to get through to him/her, but he/she never reciprocates?” If so, then you are going to LOVE today’s episode.

WATCH and see if you can find out what your love language is and discover your partner’s love language.  Also make sure to spread the love and share this post with your partner and closest friends.

With love and gratitude xxxooo,
Andrea

P.S.  If you would like Additional Resources and Relationship Tips to Transform your Life and Create a Relationship you Love, make sure you head on over to True Potential Counseling to grab my 3 Part Video Series: Create a Relationship you Love absolutely free.  The series includes:

  • Avoid the 4 Common Mistakes Many Couples Make & What You Should Do Instead.
  • 15 Strategies to Strengthen your Emotional Bond with your Partner
  • How to Deepen the Connection and Intimacy in your Relationship
  • Additional BONUS:  Get Unstuck! Improve Communication in 10 Minutes or Less.
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