Entries by Jessica Yaffa, LLC

10 Phrases for a Successful Disagreement with a Partner

Disagreements with a partner are going to happen. Whether it’s about something as benign as what color plates to add to the wedding registry, or something as important as what values to embrace as a family, the language we choose can facilitate a healthy, successful disagreement where both sides feel heard. See, language matters. It […]

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Falling In Love with the Idea of Someone

Most of us come to a point in a relationship when we ask ourselves if we’re in love. Whether it’s been a long-term relationship, a new relationship, someone we’re dating, or even a crush, we usually arrive here at some point or another. While there is no “right” answer, there are some additional questions we […]

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Recovering After Cheating

Infidelity can often mean the end of a relationship. At the very least, it creates a vacuum of trust and security in a relationship. If you and your partner are recovering after cheating, it might bring some comfort to know that research shows relationships and partners can heal from the trauma of cheating. Below, we […]

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The Five Love Languages: Ideas for Each Category

We all have different ways of expressing and being loved. When we understand this both for ourselves and our partners, we can create space for genuine, authentic, and deep expression of love. To help us better understand this, Gary Chapman explores the five types of expression in his book, The 5 Love Languages.   According […]

You Are Worthy of Love

Hi friend, if you’ve made it to this page, I’m guessing you’re debating your worth when it comes to love. First, let me say congratulations on being brave enough to lean into the discomfort. Second, I need you to take three things away from this article: 1) All humans are equally worthy of love, 2) […]

The Manifestation of Relationship Anxiety

Ah, relationship anxiety. That feeling that things are just not okay in your relationship or with your partner, even if there’s no tangible evidence that something is wrong. Common in new and old relationships alike, relationship anxiety can show up even when the relationship is healthy and based on trust, love, affection, and respect. Yes, […]