September 2, 2017

What if you only spoke Mandarin, and your partner only spoke Spanish? How difficult would it be to communicate, let alone build a robust, lasting relationship?

When someone speaks to us in a language that is not our own, it is lost on us. No matter how loudly the person speaks or how badly we want to understand, we don’t have a clue what they’re saying! It means nothing to us. Unfortunately, something...

A few months ago I was interviewed by Stacey the Babymaker, an herbalist and naturopath who works with couples to create an individualized, natural fertility program to help couples conceive.

Wondering how infertility can negatively impact a romantic partnership and what couples can do about it? Have a listen!      

We’ve all done it. We said something we shouldn’t have; we didn’t say something when we should have. We broke our partner’s trust or did something we knew would upset them. Luckily, these mistakes don’t have to mean the end of a relationship. Here are six components of a meaningful apology.

1. I hear your pain.

The injuring partner should allow space for their partner to speak openly about their pain. F...

Infertility can wreak havoc on a relationship. Trying to get pregnant may begin as an exciting journey to bring a new life into the world together, but it can quickly become a steep climb filled with painful procedures, blame, shame, difficult decisions, and financial burdens. At some point you may look over and no longer recognize your climbing partner.

Here are 3 tips for maintaining your relationshi...

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