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What do your previous relationships reveal about you?

What do your previous relationships reveal about you?

Whether we realize it or not, we bring lessons learned from our past into our future relationships. Uncovering what’s in our baggage is key to improving our intimate live, and hopefully this blog has given you and partner many opportunities over the past several weeks...

How have your early sexual experiences shaped you?

How have your early sexual experiences shaped you?

Last week, I asked you and your partner to discuss your experiences with sexual identity. Sexual identity can be a life-long discovery, and for many people, is not fixed over time. But like so much of our sexual selves, it is often informed by early experiences. This...

How did you come to understand your sexual identity?

How did you come to understand your sexual identity?

Continuing the discussions you and your partner are having about your sexual histories, let’s turn this week to the topic of sexual identity. Understanding Your Sexual Identity Your sense of yourself as a sexual person develops over time. Some of you have always had a...

What were you taught about sex?

What were you taught about sex?

Now that you and your partner have examined your family life and how that shaped your personality and coping mechanisms, it is time to look back at your relationship and sexual history. It’s not only your family who has put things into your baggage. You need to...

Secrets in your family

Secrets in your family

In my last several blogs, I have asked you and your partner to reflect on your family histories, and the ways each of your upbringings have manifested themselves in your current relationship. The last topic I want you to discuss as part of this exercise is secrecy....

Was there substance abuse or mental illness in your family?

Was there substance abuse or mental illness in your family?

Last week, I asked you and your partner to discuss your experiences with conflict. Unfortunately, a common source of family conflict is substance abuse and mental illness. The presence of these difficulties in our childhood homes can have a significant effect on our...

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