As humans, we have a deeply rooted needs for connection to others. Starting from the time we are born, we enter, exit, exchange, transform and discard relationships throughout the duration of our lives. The need for connection fuels and influences our friendships, our social groups and networks, our political leanings, our interactions with peers at work and with bosses, and yes, those we love and hope will love us. Yet even with the frequency of our changing relationships, we sometimes encounter some that are problematic. We find we cannot stay on a "committed" relationship. Or we find ourselves stuck in a bad relationship with no apparent exit. This post will offer short videos various views to relationships and their challenges. (Click thru Read More below to see more videos.)

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TED Talk: How to Fix a Broken Heart

At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will have our heart broken. Imagine how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotional pain. Psychologist Guy Winch reveals how recovering from heartbreak starts with a determination to fight our instincts to idealize and search for answers that aren't there -- and offers a toolkit on how to, eventually, move on. Our hearts might sometimes be broken, but we don't have to break with them.

Surviving Infidelity

Relationship therapist, Esther Perle, suggests in her 2015 TED talk that many relationships do survive, even if one of the partners has cheated. She offers some insight as to why infidelity might occur. And why, infidelity may occur even when couple state that they are happy within their relationship. All counselors at Focus can work with individuals and couples regarding relationship issues.


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