Entries by Jessica Yaffa, LLC

What Our Relationship Teaches Our Kids

We talk often about how being in a healthy relationship helps us connect and grow as adults. Equally important is what our relationship teaches our kids. How we show up for ourselves and our partner will set the groundwork for how our kids show up for themselves and their partner when they enter into relationships […]

Are We Moving Too Fast?

Are we moving too fast? New relationships can be so tricky to gauge. We’re inundated with hormones, bliss-like feelings, and dreams of what could be, all the while, we’re focusing on putting our best foot forward and trying to determine if “this is for real.” It’s as if, in this stage, time both speeds up […]

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What Kills Long-Distance Relationships?

The 2020 pandemic really changed up our options when it comes to interacting with the world, and dating was no exception. As in-person dating was brought to a halt along with many other areas of life, we humans did what we do best: adapt and adjust which, for dating, included taking up long-distance relationships. Of […]

Can We Predict Divorce?

Have you ever met a couple that made you wonder how they even stay together? Similarly, have you ever met a couple that seemed like they’d be together for eternity until their relationship came to a seemingly abrupt halt? Chances are, you’ve answered “yes” to both questions, which might lead us to answer “no” to […]

From Lovers to Friends: Can it be Done?

We hear of so many romantic tales about friendships that turn into romantic relationships. But what about the other way around? Can a couple successfully move their relationship from romance-status to platonic friendship? The answer? Well, it depends on the partners involved. Here are some things to consider when determining if you and your partner […]

Should I Hire a Leadership Coach?

We get asked all the time, “Should I hire a leadership coach?” The answer? It depends. While a professional development coach can help an organization in a variety of ways, a leadership coach offers professional training for those who lead teams. The difference is nuanced, but the approach is critical when it comes to leading […]

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What is a CliftonStrengths Coach?

“What would happen if we studied what was right with people instead of what was wrong with people?” – Don Clifton, founder of CliftonStrengths. It started with one man who was brave enough to call out the former approach to human development, which previously approached change by identifying and correcting weaknesses. Instead, Clifton suggested, the […]

Is Sex Important in a Relationship?

Inquiring minds would like to know: Is sex important in a relationship? The answer is… well, it’s complicated. Sex and intimacy are such a complex part of a person’s individual world and there are so many varying preferences on sex, that it’s difficult to offer a general answer to the question. Individuals can have different […]

Relationships Are Hard

Real talk: relationships are hard. One myth that needs to be debunked about relationships is that if it’s right, it should be easy and smooth all the time. The romanticized idea that relationships are all chocolates, gifts, and roses is outdated, and quite frankly isn’t based in reality. This take on relationships is not setting […]

ADHD and Relationships

As awareness about ADHD is spreading, it makes sense to explore the impact of ADHD on relationships. Sometimes, when we gain an understanding about why our partner behaves the way they do, it can open the door to creative problem-solving within the relationship. It’s important to remember that only a licensed professional can make a […]