Michelle Farris

Author Since December 2015

Michelle Farris is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Jose, CA who specializes in helping men and women learn how to have more fulfilling, healthy relationships. Whether you find yourself angry at the people in your life, struggling in relationships, or that one glass of wine that has morphed into a bottle or two, Michelle gives practical tips and gentle support to help you get your life back on track.

Her blog provides helpful tips for making relationships work by making small but significant changes one tip at a time!

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11 Articles by Michelle Farris

How to Show Up as Your Most Awesome Self in 2017

How to Show Up as Your Most Awesome Self in 2017

Feeling confident only lasts when it comes from inside of you. Learning how to sustain your awesome self doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some basic…

Create the Perfect Christmas by Discovering Your Partner’s Love Languages!

Create the Perfect Christmas by Discovering Your Partner’s Love Languages!

What if you could create the perfect Christmas with your partner this year? Here is your guide to using love languages for the perfect Christmas…

Life Lessons from Stephen Curry…

Life Lessons from Stephen Curry…

I was watching the Warriors lose against the Lakers and it struck me that we could learn a lot from how Stephen Curry handles defeat. His grace and…

How to Stop Attracting Emotionally Unavailable People!

How to Stop Attracting Emotionally Unavailable People!

Being in a relationship with someone who is emotionally unavailable is painful and disheartening. You spend a lot of energy trying to get your needs met, only to be disappointed.

Men & Women Have Different Dictionaries… How to Speak Your Partner’s Language

Men & Women Have Different Dictionaries… How to Speak Your Partner’s Language

Partner’s Language: Have you ever thought that your partner understood what you were saying but realize later that they totally missed it? Me too!

How to Spot (And Avoid) a Toxic Date

How to Spot (And Avoid) a Toxic Date

Toxic date: When you’re first dating a new guy, everything is perfect. He is super attentive and wants to spend all of his time with you.

Why “Nice Guys” Never Get What They Want (And How to Change That)

Why “Nice Guys” Never Get What They Want (And How to Change That)

In relationships, “nice guys” aren’t doing much for themselves. And they pay the price for it. Here you’ll learn what’s underneath that…

How to Start Fresh With Your Ex On Father’s Day

How to Start Fresh With Your Ex On Father’s Day

No doubt, Father’s Day is challenging after a break up. Hurt feelings get in the way and make holidays a hassle instead of a celebration.

How Healthy Anger Can Actually Empower You and Your Relationship

How Healthy Anger Can Actually Empower You and Your Relationship

People don’t talk openly about anger because it is considered a taboo emotion. We see anger as a negative—an unpredictable, hurtful emotion…

4 Steps for Effective Communication When Tough Conversations Arise

4 Steps for Effective Communication When Tough Conversations Arise

The fear of hurting someone’s feelings or getting an angry response often makes us want to avoid it. The goal of healthy communication really is…

5 Essential Lessons That Transformed My Relationships

5 Essential Lessons That Transformed My Relationships

I’m a therapist but that doesn’t mean I have perfect relationships. Learning how to have satisfying relationships with imperfect people took time.