37 episodes

NJ’s trusted relationship and couple counselor Terri DiMatteo, LPC of Open Door Therapy
unpacks the mysteries of love, relationship & infidelity!

LoveBonds Terri DiMatteo, LPC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

NJ’s trusted relationship and couple counselor Terri DiMatteo, LPC of Open Door Therapy
unpacks the mysteries of love, relationship & infidelity!

    136: Learn This Advanced Communication Skill For a Stronger Connection

    136: Learn This Advanced Communication Skill For a Stronger Connection

    Communicating with your most important person can be challenging. Sometimes you need their undivided attention. When you can't get it, panic can set in. To help ensure that you have your spouse or partner’s focused attention, master the higher-level communication skill explained in this crucial episode. 

    • 13 min
    135: Emotional Affair v Sexual Affair

    135: Emotional Affair v Sexual Affair

    Some people ask, "What's worse? An emotional affair or a sexual affair?". Is one or the other more or less painful? Does one or the other have a more significant impact on the committed relationship or marriage? What happens when the affair is both emotional and sexual? Have a listen as affair recovery expert Terri DiMatteo, LPC unpacks it all for you. 

    • 14 min
    134: What is a Healthy Relationship?

    134: What is a Healthy Relationship?

    One barrier to obtaining relationship satisfaction is not knowing what a healthy, satisfying, and loving relationship is. The romantic relationship serves a specific purpose and function that mystifies and confuses many.

    Marriage and relationship counselor Terri DiMatteo of Open Door Therapy demystifies a healthy relationship so that you can identify it and achieve it for yourself.

    • 20 min
    133: From An Affair to Commitment: What You Need to Know

    133: From An Affair to Commitment: What You Need to Know

    Though rare, there are occasions when a committed relationship or marriage develops from an affair.  Unions born of an affair face unique challenges - and it's probably not what you think!  Relationship and couple counselor Terri DiMatteo of Open Door Therapy specializes in helping couples restore in the aftermath of an affair addresses this complex topic. 

    • 15 min
    132: How Your First Family Impacts Your Current Relationship

    132: How Your First Family Impacts Your Current Relationship

    The family you grew up in has a profound impact on your current love relationship. Your first family teaches you about love and conflict. Examining the ways in which your family has impacted you -- and the effect your partner or spouse's family has had on him or her -- can have a profound effect on helping each of you gain a better understanding of the intricacies of your relationship. 

    Couples Counselor Terri DiMatteo of Open Door Therapy breaks it down for you in an easy to understand manner. 

    • 15 min
    131: Fierce Fighting Over Small Matters

    131: Fierce Fighting Over Small Matters

    Do fights over the dishes, laundry, groceries, or other small matters quickly turn to major blows? What's that all about? Why can't we just put up a to-do list and resolve it all logically?

    Relationship and couple counselor Terri DiMatteo of Open Door Therapy helps you understand why this happens so that you can say good-bye to big blowouts over the little things.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Arch678 ,

Insightful take on marriage & couples issues

Really love this podcast! Terri provides analysis and helpful tips on issues that frequently plague couples. Her take comes through the lens of her own private practice experience. It’s easy to understand and an interesting listen!! Def recommend if you are interested in counseling or just want to learn more about being an effective partner

joyfulgal25 ,

Love Bonds

SO well done! Iluminating! Best Podcast EVER

Psychpitcher ,

Real Deal by Zev Halpern host The Recharge Your Marriage TV Show

Terri @'Open Door Therapy really understands what infidelity means to all involved. Her Podcast LoveBonds presents the big picture and how all can move on from the hurtful consequences of extra-marital affairs. Terri gets infidelity and that is a huge benefit for her clients.

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