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San Diego-based experts describe how COVID-19 has affected love

Dr. Dana McNeil was recently interviewed for a piece on how COVID-19 affects relationships and …

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How To Survive A Breakup

What are some emotions/states of being people commonly experience after a breakup? When a couple …

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Does a Narcissist Know He’s a Narcissist?

If you find yourself in a relationship with someone who you identify as possessing the …

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift for Those in Long Term Relationship

Dr. Dana McNeil gave some great advice for Valentine’s day gifts for those who are …

Valentines Day gift

How does relationship status factor in when you’re gifting for Valentine’s Day?

The status of the relationship can impact the appropriateness of the gift and often creates a desire to symbolize a partner’s role in someone’s life with a token of affection. Knowing how much to spend on the present, how much thought to put into who the person is, and what they might like to receive can also create mixed messages if the exchange is not on equal playing fields.

Shared Meaning

How to Create Shared Meaning as Newlyweds or Newly Engaged

The wonders of the holidays feel special for those who are newly engaged or celebrating for the first time as newlyweds. Couples can feel happy and potentially anxious about how to use them as a springboard to make meaningful memories and celebrate them in a way that uniquely defines them as a couple.

Dr. Dana McNeil

Dr. Dana McNeil
PsyD, LMFT
Certified Gottman Therapist

Founder of The Relationship Place
Marriage and Family Therapist CA License #99008

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