Marriage / Relationships

Ask the Therapist:  Marriage / Relationship Advice

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 to Your Partner in 45 Minutes

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 »

Ask the Therapist:  Marriage / Relationship Advice

Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend stopped communicating

I am a 21 year old girl and I’m a student.  My boyfriend is 23 and is also a student and we’ve been together for nearly 6 months now. I am his first ever relationship and he lives with his parents…. Read more »

Emotional Health

A Prescription for Happiness

One Simple Prescription for Happiness

It’s not actually realistic to boil down the elements of happiness into one element but some researchers believe that if you could, gratitude would be it. Gratitude might even be the path to a more satisfied life. It can improve… Read more »

Cultivating Meaning and Purpose Around the End of Life

Creating Meaning and Purpose Around the End of Life

Linda Graham, MFT looks at the often challenging topic of death and dying, how we can cultivate meaning and purpose around the end of life.  She explores the idea of a paradigm shift in how we (society, the medical profession) often… Read more »

#TheToolbox 2015 Best of Emotional and Relationship Health

#TheToolbox 2015 Best of Emotional and Relationship Health

As 2015 winds down and we prepare to ring in 2016, it’s that time again to highlight the most popular articles and favorite tools offered on LoveAndLifeToolbox.com to help people feel the best and have the most loving relationships they can.  The… Read more »

Therapy

Family of Origin Work:  How to Heal

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

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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