Marriage / Relationships

Ask the Therapist: I hurt my boyfriend and now he’s backed away

Recently me and my boyfriend started college. On the first day he suddenly changed. He didn’t even wait for me but seemed to have more time for my friend. We’ve only been there for two days and yet I feel… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: Something feels off in my relationship

I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years now and since May he has gotten a new job position with a lot of responsibility.  He now has a female co worker who he calls his partner…He spends a lot… Read more »

Get Closer with Your Partner in 45 Minutes

I stumbled upon this tool to improve the connection with your partner (intimate or not) via  Greater Good in Action.  If you are seeking more closeness with anyone in your life, set aside some time together (45 minutes is the… Read more »

Emotional Health

Is Your Inner Child Driving the Bus?

In some photos of myself as a young child I looked sad.  As I stare into my own eyes in some of the pictures from back then I see melancholy and pensiveness.  Distance.  Ambivalence.  A little girl inside her own head…. Read more »

I Tried to Prove Myself to the World

Indhira Rojas is the founder of Anxy, a new magazine that de-stigmatizes emotional struggles and normalizes the fears we all have.  She shares the story behind starting Anxy, when she realized her feelings of worthlessness were driving her into the ground…. Read more »

When Have People Been Caring?

Rick Hanson, PhD breaks down the practice of  “feeling cared about.”  The first step is to get past the obstacle of remembering when you haven’t. —– Feel Cared About Everyone knows what it’s like to care about someone. Remember being… Read more »

Therapy

Family of Origin Work: Steps to Heal

In Family of Origin Work:  How to Untangle and Tend to Your Obstacles, I looked at how to understand your history and how it’s impacted you.  There are many ways people cope with challenging environments and situations.  Once you have… Read more »

Family of Origin Work: How to Untangle and Tend to Your Obstacles

In Family of Origin Work:  Is it Time to Start Digging?, I looked at possible reasons for looking more closely at what might be an unhealthy root system underneath you.  Sometimes our earlier experiences create obstacles to emotional and relationship… Read more »

Family of Origin Work: Is it Time to Start Digging?

Being a therapist in private practice working with individuals and couples, I see a vast array of issues that people bring.  It’s understandable that many hope to solve the problems as soon as possible.  Efficiency is always a goal for me… Read more »

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