Hear Me Out!
with Sam Garanzini, LMFT & Alapaki Yee, LMFT


Little Problem, Big Drama – How to Deal with Huge Arguments that Arise from Small Issues

How long have you been with your partner? 

Whether it’s been ten years or ten days, it doesn't matter ― we all come to blows from time to time when a seemingly small issue explodes into a massive argument.

Most of us would prefer to avoid arguing altogether. 

However, if you handle it right, conflict can be useful for both you and your partner, helping the two of you to grow and learn how to solve your problems together.

Communication Styles

Struggling to Build a Social Community? Check Out Our Expert Tips for Happiness and Success.

Everyone wants happiness and success in their lives. The social community around you contributes a great deal to both.

It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that having good friends in your life makes you happy. But how can a thriving social community help you be more successful?

In this age of networking, your next big contract could be just one connection away.


What To Do If You Feel You’re Being Rushed Into a Relationship

Sometimes, it can feel like your partner is hurrying you into a relationship.

So, how do you assert your boundaries without making your partner feel rejected or needy?

When you're in a new relationship, emotions can take over.

The rush caused by this new adventure can make you feel like things are progressing naturally.

However, when you take a step back, you'll realize you're changing and bending your boundaries to accommodate your new partner.

Communication Styles

The Secret to Overcoming Commitment Phobia

Standing in line, Jenny wondered if she should tell Lisa she never wants to get married. She knew it could be a big deal-breaker. After all, Lisa was a hopeless romantic who believed in marriage, kids, a white picket fence, and happily ever after. It's not like Jenny wanted to date other people though. She just wanted a relationship without the finality of marriage.


“Why Won’t You Hear Me Out?” How to Stay Present in 3 Scientifically Proven Steps

We live in an age of technology, when communicating with someone on the other side of the world is as easy as picking up your smartphone.

But if it’s so easy, why aren’t many of us communicating as effectively in our relationships?

Do you often feel like your partner doesn’t listen to you?

Even if you spend a lot of time talking, do you really hear each other?

We all make mistakes when we try to communicate.


How Going on Vacation Together Can Affect Your Relationship – For Better or Worse

Imagine being with a group of friends on an exotic island or floating along a clear, blue sea on a luxury yacht, sipping cocktails in the sunshine.

Now imagine doing the same thing – but with your partner.

Traveling can be a welcome break from the stresses and strains of daily life. You get to relax, have fun, and discover new things.

However, traveling with friends is very different from taking a trip with your partner.