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Working with relationships, one of the inevitable conversations that comes up is the person’s or couples sex life. Are they satisfied? Can they talk about it? What’s normal? For many people talking about sex is really difficult. Lots of individuals grew up in homes or in socials circles that made sex a very hush-hush topic… Read More

Conflict is hard. It brings up painful feelings, some present some from our past, and can cause us to engage in behaviors that we aren’t always proud of. Whether you become avoidant, assertive, aggressive or passive aggressive in the face of conflict, the reality is if you are in a relationship conflict is inevitable and… Read More

I got this email into my inbox this week and decided to read it which is rare because I typically delete them. There are so many different things to read up on these days that it can seem simpler to delete all the outside advice around how I shouldbe living my best life and instead… Read More

Take a moment to think back to the beginning of your relationship. Do you remember all the fun and silly things you used to do that would entertain you for hours? Whether it be driving in the car singing as loud as possible, going to the beach to play frisbee, or, taking a weekend to… Read More

John Gottman is a leading expert on relationships and has a really great blog for anyone looking for information on how to strengthen their relationship. One of the articles I just found speaks about how we can betray our partners in other ways besides just infidelity. As someone who has experienced all 3 forms of… Read More

I’m not sure about you but I know when my anxiety kicks into high gear, my thoughts tend to jump on board. When we get anxious, it usually causes our thoughts to race and go in circles. We start hyper-focusing on details and it can keep us up at night. When we are anxious because… Read More

I was out recently with a girlfriend and we got to talking about relationships and the different things we see unfold whether that be in our own relationships or the relationships of those we love. One of the things she was recently facing was the all too common occurrence of a friend in a new relationship… Read More

Bad Habits. We all have them, we typically hate to admit it, but we all have them. I know for myself there can be many moments in my sessions with my clients that I realize I am recommending they do something in their relationship for the health and wellbeing of the partnership that I myself… Read More

How many times have we heard the saying opposites attract? Or had the friend who started dating the person who was the yin to her yang? I often have clients come into my practice who are struggling in a relationship because they feel like their partner is the polar opposite of them and they are… Read More

Often people feel really stuck when it comes to communicating in their relationship. How open should I be? Won’t my vulnerability make my partner run for the hills? What does it even mean to share how I am feeling? Another way that communication can fall short is not just how we share how we are… Read More