Kelli H
Social Worker

Kelli H

About

Kelli Hastings is a writer, social worker, and proud advocate for women. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Oregon in 2007, and worked as a behavior support specialist and program manager. She is inspired to support couples, teach them skills that lead to healthy, happy and romantic partnerships. Her interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, visualization practice, and related therapies.

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  • English

My Articles

How I Left an Abusive Relationship

How I Left an Abusive Relationship

This article represents one woman s struggle living in an emotionally abusive relationship. The subheadings represent the many stages of experience, red ...
The Reality of Civil Union Partnerships

The Reality of Civil Union Partnerships

On June 26th, 2015, you may have heard a nation exhale as those active in the struggle for equality learned of the Supreme Court s ruling supporting same ...
5 Tips on Creating Romance in a Long-Distance Relationship

5 Tips on Creating Romance in a Long-Distance Relationship

We ve been there and we know that long distance relationships are not easy. Those that survive must share a great deal of trust, kinship, and patience. ...
The Role of Romance in a Relationship and its Importance

The Role of Romance in a Relationship and its Importance

In order to meet success, long term relationships do take work. Many couples share in the sense that their relationships lack fulfillment after a period ...
A How-to Guide to Being Romantic in a Relationship

A How-to Guide to Being Romantic in a Relationship

Long term relationships can fail for many reasons. Sometimes, couples can grow apart. They can become bored with the relationship, or simply halt in their ...
Five Contemporary Intimacy Exercises for Married Couples

Five Contemporary Intimacy Exercises for Married Couples

Some of us may still fall victim to the belief system that true love happens naturally and the implication that work need not apply to loving relationships. ...
Ten Romantic Activities to Inspire Couples

Ten Romantic Activities to Inspire Couples

If you re wanting to know how you can be more romantic in your relationship, you ve come to the right place. The sky s the limit when it comes to inspiring ...
Understanding and Improving Intimacy for Married Couples

Understanding and Improving Intimacy for Married Couples

Spiritual, emotional, and physical elements work together to comprise what is known as intimacy. This word, intimacy, maybe contextually diverse, as it ...
Can a Marriage Without Intimacy Be Saved?

Can a Marriage Without Intimacy Be Saved?

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to married life is, What can I do to improve intimacy in my marriage? First, if you are asking ...
Importance of Sex for a Happy Marriage

Importance of Sex for a Happy Marriage

Is sex necessary in marriage? Is sex important in marriage? These age old quandaries are still controversial. In my attempt to answer it, I will break ...
Sex for Couples: Ignite & Improve your Love Life

Sex for Couples: Ignite & Improve your Love Life

The words sex and intimacy can be used almost interchangeably in the context of relationships. But true intimacy is so much more than just the physical ...
Signs of a Healthy Sexual Relationship

Signs of a Healthy Sexual Relationship

Sexual intimacy a healthy part of any long term relationship, as couples in love can enjoy one another for years and years. But did you know there is a ...
Can a Trial Separation Save a Relationship

Can a Trial Separation Save a Relationship

Generally speaking, the marital separation of husbands and wives in marriage is a symbolic event one which usually signifies finalization, a step in the ...
6 Solid Tips to Save your Marriage from Divorce

6 Solid Tips to Save your Marriage from Divorce

History has shaped cultural attitudes towards marriage over time, resulting in very different priorities in contemporary times, than in the recent past. ...
What is Emotional Intimacy?

What is Emotional Intimacy?

Emotional Intimacy is different from sexual intimacy. It is most generally related to emotional intelligence, communication, and feeling connected to a ...
The Importance of Emotional Intimacy

The Importance of Emotional Intimacy

Emotional Intimacy is a concept in psychology relating to interpersonal relationships. It is usually referenced in relation to romantic partnerships though ...
Restoring Emotional Intimacy

Restoring Emotional Intimacy

Emotional intimacy is often conceived of a spiritual phenomenon, comprising feelings of love, romance, and connectedness, to a partner. Although it certainly ...
Lack of Emotional Intimacy in a Marriage

Lack of Emotional Intimacy in a Marriage

Emotional Intimacy can mean many things, and the term does not have any one definition. Rather, emotional intimacy regards the way in which we relate to ...
Building Emotional Intimacy in Marriage

Building Emotional Intimacy in Marriage

Emotional intimacy is related to the connectedness you have with your partner, it is also related to feelings of passion and romance. Emotional intimacy ...
The Importance of Romance in Marriage

The Importance of Romance in Marriage

When two people are committed by marriage, complacency may be their undoing if they aren t paying attention. The importance of romance in any marriage ...
How to Put Romance Back into a Marriage

How to Put Romance Back into a Marriage

Married people all over the world may have asked the question, How do I put romance back into my marriage? In this article, we will aim to answer this ...
How to Create Romance in a Marriage?

How to Create Romance in a Marriage?

Every marriage is unique. While romance may come naturally for some, for most people it takes forethought, energy, and effort. Love and passion are independent ...
How Can I bring Romance back into my Marriage?

How Can I bring Romance back into my Marriage?

If you want to know how you can rekindle the passion in your marriage, you re not alone. Many couples find that romance, intimacy, and passion seem to ...
How Travel Keeps the Romance in Your Marriage Alive

How Travel Keeps the Romance in Your Marriage Alive

When a couple first gets together, the relationship is steamy, exciting, and new. Even when that couple first gets married, all of those feelings are renewed ...

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