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About Relationship Resources
HELPING RELATIONSHIPS THRIVE THRU THE SCIENCE OF COMMUNICATION
A number of therapists do marriage counseling, while very few are trained in it, and even fewer primarily see couples in their practice. Throughout three decades of practice, Relationship Resources has provided research driven, specialized care for couples.
Our counseling methods are based on training with Dr. John Gottman, the top marriage counselor and researcher in the country. Dr. Rein has shared these methods with thousands of couples and taught to many other couples’ therapists.
Relationship Resources’ counseling approach is based on the science of communication. We work with you to identify repetitive patterns and detect intricate subtleties that create communication setbacks and unresolved problems in marriages and relationships.
Our method is what differentiates us from other therapists and has been very successful in improving and saving troubled relationships.
Successful Communication Techniques
From the start, couples receive a manual written by Dr. Rein that summarizes research on how successful couples communicate.
Feedback and Guidance
Together we change how you communicate in sessions, receiving lots of feedback and guidance.
Restore and Rebuild
If your previous conversations escalated or even stopped occurring, new ways of communicating will restore friendship and rebuild emotional connection.
The Model for Understanding Relationships
The Relationship Pyramid is a model we use for understanding relationships. The foundation of the pyramid and of any relationship is about needs.
The needs in a relationship are emotional intimacy and self-esteem. Couples need to feel emotionally close to their partners and to feel good about themselves in their relationships. From those needs stem patterns, perceptions, affect, and ultimately the language used towards your spouse or partner.
Relationship Resources utilizes the pyramid and focuses on positives and the future. We believe that if couples communicate with each other by applying the skills taught throughout their counseling sessions, they have the potential to not only survive but to thrive as a couple.
About Dr. Richard Rein
Dr. Richard Rein, Ph.D. is the founder of Relationship Resources and co-founder of the Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness. He is a licensed psychologist, certified Gottman method couples therapist, and marriage counseling expert.
Dr. Rein has published the book, The Divorce Prevention Handbook: A Practical Guide for Saving Marriages, which guides you in developing the skills necessary to communicate with your partner in positive, more productive ways.
Dr. Rein has specialized training in coaching executives in the workplace. He has post-graduate certificates in Organizational Consulting Psychology and Professional Executive Coaching. He is skilled at making good communicators great communicators, and great communicators master communicators.
Recent Blog Posts
Each day my life is enriched by listening to and guiding couples as they bring their raw experiences to sessions and we try to make sense of difficult times. Through these blog posts, I hope to give readers a snapshot of our work including examples of the real issues that people bring, and how we can find meaning and a path out together. Their identities will be protected, but each experience is real. Because relationships are complex, my role is to help couples share their experiences while providing a conceptual road map to understand their experiences, finding a way out of the woods of painful experiences. The blog will share stories and concepts; I hope it provides hope, insight and richness to each reader’s own journey.
One of the sadder situations as a couples therapist is when couples get to couples counseling too late. It only...
Helping couples recover from physical or emotional affairs is unfortunately standard work in couples counseling. Most affairs occur when couples...
Active alcohol and drug addiction also makes it unlikely to have a successful relationship. The relationship is often reactive to...
Couples deserve to succeed, but there are certain types of relationships that are unlikely to be successful. These relationships involve:...
“My loneliest moment is lying next to you” is an actual quote. It’s painful to hear the level of despair this...
Looping is when a couple’s conversation goes in circles. It’s when a couple keeps repeating what they are saying over...
Demands can also initiate escalation. Adults don’t like to be told what to do, how to do it, the right...
Escalation often begins with an attack. Regardless of how strong someone’s self-esteem is, individuals don’t want to be attacked. When...
Research shows that negativity is twenty times more powerful than positivity. It’s hard to be positive and emotionally close with...
Couples are always going to have differences. It’s the nature of relationships. Individuals have varying backgrounds, values, needs and desires....