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Active Listening is a Forgotten Communication Skill

By Dr. Donald Gilbert, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC / July 21, 2021

Active listening is a vital communication skill that can deepen connection and understanding in all types of relationships. However when active listening is missing, it can have big consequences. When we forget the IMPORTANCE of listening, we are consciously or unconsciously saying we value our thoughts and opinions more than the person we are talking to. Keep reading for 7 ways listening improves your relationships.

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The language of love

By New Life Counseling / March 31, 2020

Close your eyes and think of the last time you felt deeply loved and appreciated. What did that person do to make you feel so special? Did they give you a warm hug? Bring home a personal gift after a vacation? Tell you how immensely proud they were of you? Whatever it was, they were…

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New Year, Same Love: How to Assess Your Connection in 2020

By New Life Counseling / January 7, 2020

A new year is here! Which means new goals and fresh perspectives—including your romantic relationship. Whether you’re married or dating, a refresh is probably in order. Assessing your connection and commitment to growing your relationship is often an uncomfortable but important task. Taking time to talk and intentionally make a renewed commitment to each other…

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