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Put the Brakes on Couple Conflict with Active Listening Skills

When you notice conflict getting heated, deliberately slow things down by making an effort to genuinely listen to each other. Active listening skills are a powerful (and deceptively simple) way for couples to  turn down the emotional volume of an argument. When it’s your turn to listen, resist acting on [...]

It’s Not Me, it’s You: Couples, COVID and Coping in Survival Mode

It’s not me, it’s you. It’s not you, it’s me. Are there parts of your partner that really get on your nerves? Ways that they behave or personality traits that you just can’t stand? When this happens be curious about whether you are actually “seeing” a part of yourself in [...]

All of the Questions You’ve Wanted to Ask a Couples Therapist

At Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology we're fortunate to have three couples therapists on our team, Georgia Pierakos, Liz Storey and Cherry Louey. Georgia has recently joined our team, so we thought we'd take this opportunity to pick her brain about some of the common questions people have about couples therapy [...]

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