Have you ever noticed that you and your love seem to have the same fight over and over again? Ever wonder why? The truth is that there are very clear toxic relationship patterns that tend to take over relationships; as a couples counselor, I see this all the time with my couples therapy clients. Some patterns pull you closer together. But if a toxic pattern takes hold — look out!
I had a delightful time this week speaking with an expert matchmaker and dating coach Jasbina Ahluwalia, founder of Intersections Match on her podcast, Intersections Match Radio. We talked all about toxic relationship patterns, and how to overcome them.
We talked about which relationship patterns are the most destructive so that you can identify them quickly if they start to pop up. We also talked about specific skills and strategies you can start using today if you see them happening so that you can stop the madness and repair your relationship.
We also talked about the difference between couples who invest in premarital counseling versus those who don’t, and the impact that this can have on relationships down the road.
Because Jasbina is all about finding love (she is one of the country’s top matchmakers and dating coaches, after all) we also talked about dating. I shared my top tips for what to look for if you want to create a love that lasts.
Learn more about Jasbina’s Matchmaking and Dating Coaching services for Indian singles: https://intersectionsmatch.com/
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is the founder and clinical director of Growing Self. She is a licensed psychologist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a board-certified coach, as well as the author of “Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to Your Ex Love,” and the host of The Love, Happiness & Success Podcast.
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