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Welcome to the Sweitzer Counseling blog. Here you’ll find strategies to navigate the challenges we face as individuals, partners, and parents. Enjoy…and let me know if there’s a topic you would like me to cover in the future. 

Feelings as Data

Feelings as Data

Let's talk about feelings.   We all know that feelings are important, especially in our relationships. But many of us have learned habits of either tuning out feelings or, on the other extreme, being overrun or overwhelmed by them.   Feelings As...

I Gave Up Alcohol. Here’s Why.

I Gave Up Alcohol. Here’s Why.

Each New Year, "reducing alcohol consumption" is one of the top resolutions among Americans. Some even go so far as to designate the first month of the year (when this article is being published) "Dry January," giving up alcohol for the month.I would like to share the...

How to Defuse an Argument With Your Partner in 4 Steps

How to Defuse an Argument With Your Partner in 4 Steps

How would you like a simple, effective strategy to manage intense feelings and defuse an argument with your partner? Read on… 1: Recognize the "Stuck Cycle" As anyone in an intimate relationship knows, argument and conflict can feel really difficult and heavy. In an...