Articles on the applied positive psychology of relationships and communication based on the latest scientific insights.

Couples counseling

21 Best Couples Counseling Exercises, Techniques, & Worksheets

One of the most prominent sources of emotional distress is relationship conflict. There is a direct correlation between anxiety, depression and addiction issues, and relationship [...]

The psychology of loneliness

How to Overcome Loneliness According to Psychology

As human beings, we are hard-wired for social connection and interaction. Our ancestors survived by depending on the collective for food, shelter, physical caregiving, reproduction, [...]

Bowenian Therapy

What Is Bowenian Family and Couples Therapy? 5 Techniques

Our family of origin distinctly shapes who we are. From our personality and behavior to our choices in life, family plays a large role. And [...]

Attachment Styles

Attachment Styles in Relationships: 6 Worksheets for Adults

When John Bowlby (1988) introduced his theory of attachment, he described the psychotherapist as being like a responsive mother with a child; they must be [...]

Attachment Style Worksheets

Attachment Styles in Therapy: 6 Worksheets & Handouts

Childhood experiences can influence the traits we express in adulthood. Early exposure to absent, neglectful, or emotionally distant parents can shape what we expect from [...]

Emotion Focused Couples Therapy

How to Do Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: 6 Interventions

While emotions are often strong and all consuming when a couple first meets, they continue to influence the ongoing health of the mature relationship. Along [...]


What Is Bullying? A Look at Its Psychological Impact

Bullying is certainly an unusual yet interesting phenomenon. If you ask most people, they are likely to say that they have been the victim of [...]

Social Skills Worksheets

11 Social Skills Worksheets for Seamless Social Interactions

Perhaps you feel shy, awkward, or anxious around other people. And that’s okay. All of us, at times, experience similar feelings and find making conversation [...]

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems Therapy: 8 Worksheets and Exercises

What if the idea that we each have a single personality is entirely wrong? Instead of the one-mind view, maybe you, I, and everyone else [...]

Communication Skills

How to Improve Communication Skills: 14 Best Worksheets

In his acclaimed book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie (2019, p. 32) hints at a key strategy involved in effective communication [...]

3 Positive Relationships Exercises Pack