How Spirituality Undermines Relationships

Ryan Ginn Relationships

It’s a very common issue that two people in a relationship don’t have the same spiritual practices, beliefs, and ideologies. I often see couples struggling with the challenges that come with this, and the various expectations we place on ourselves and each other as a result. With this in mind, I want to attempt to offer some context for what …

10 Sabotaging Relationship Myths Most People Believe

Ryan Ginn Relationships

Today I want to cover some of the most common and insidious myths about relationships that I’ve seen circulating—both in my relationship, from couples I work with and in the relationship culture at large. These myths, despite being so prevalent, are incredibly undermining and can wreak havoc on the viability of your long term relationship. The biggest way these myths …

Why Most Communication “Tools” Don’t Work

Ryan Ginn Relationships

Most of the time, when I ask a couple what brings them into couples therapy, their response is they want to work on their communication. This makes sense because what is a relationship besides a system of communication? Whether it’s verbal or non-verbal, present or absent—it’s all communication. Even our mannerisms communicate a message to our partner, whether we intend …

How To Get People To Do More of What You Want

Ryan Ginn Relationships

Let’s address an age-old question that I’m frequently asked from clients: how do I get people to do what I want them to do? Whether it’s our child, our coworker, friends, or partners, it’s something we have to learn over the course of our lifetime. Now, some people don’t see it that way and choose not to—but it’s something that …

How to Help Your Partner Through the Challenge of Mothering

Ryan Ginn Fatherhood, Relationships

This subject will open some generalizations, as it’s difficult to avoid considering how many successful ways there are to parent. So please excuse any insidious, heteronormative generalizations that may creep into the discussion. My intent here is to open up a conversation around how to really hold the process of becoming a good partner to a mother. As a partner …