53 Articles by Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT

The Psychological Reason You Get Defensive (Hint: It's Not A Character Flaw)

If you're a defensive person, are you doomed to drive people away with your defensiveness forever? If you're in a relationship with a defensive...

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
September 29 2017

The Secret To Conflict Resolution That Could Save Your Relationship

"All of us can — and must — learn how to restore openness and to reconnect."

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
September 22 2016

The Single Most Destructive Factor In Your Relationship + How To Face It Head On

"Conflict happens without intention; like falling in love, it is outside our control. It’s what we do next that determines the future of the...

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
September 7 2016

5 Ways To Tell If Someone Will Make A Good Partner, From A Marriage Therapist

Here are five clues that will help you find out whether or not someone has the qualities to go the distance.

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
September 5 2016

The Real Reason You Can't Communicate With Your Partner

To expect you to see the world the same way I do is a huge challenge. We get exasperated, because underneath our point of view lies the question “Why...

Why Every Couple Eventually Falls Out Of Love + How To Re-create The Feeling

We've always been fascinated by the idea that "falling in love" is not necessarily the same thing as "staying in love."

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
January 6 2016

I'm A Life Coach & I Have Panic Attacks. Here's What I Wish More People Knew

Even if your panic attack feels like the worst thing that’s ever happened to you, it's quite common.

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
January 2 2016

How To Stay In Love When You Stop Being Infatuated

Though the stages are inevitable, the way we respond to them is not.

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
September 15 2015

4 Surprising Truths About Keeping Love Alive

All relationships go through hard seasons. Especially if you and your partner have been together a long time, you have probably felt the cyclical...

Want To End Your Relationship? Try These 3 Steps Before You Make Any Moves

You’ve reached the point where you think, Things just can’t go on like this.

Why You Always Have The Same Old Fight: A Couples Therapist Explains

Do you notice that you and your partner always end up having "the same old argument"? It's as if it doesn’t matter at all where the conversation or...

5 Signs You're An Emotionally Intelligent Person

Emotional intelligence (also known as "EQ") is the Queen of all intelligence, reflecting the strength of our connection to other people, in public or...

Why It's Unhealthy To Obsess Over Your First Love

As a couples’ therapist, I often give talks about love. And I often start by asking audience members to describe the sensations and feelings they felt...