It’s very difficult and scary to put a relationship into the hands of a couple’s therapist. Here are questions to help discern if a particular therapist is the right fit.
Suffering is a fact of life. We can suffer to maintain the status quo of “good enough” living, or we can suffer risking being our best selves. Why not choose the latter?
It’s hard to stand out from our peers. It’s hard to hide what is best about ourselves. We each need to find the balance between belonging and self expression.
One of the best ways to deal with a compulsive habit is to start to tell the truth about it. It’s one of the core principles of 12-step work: telling the truth helps us heal.
“Addiction” gets used so loosely it can seem meaningless. I offer this definition: “addiction is reaching for something outside yourself that has to come from within.”
Have wonder why some of the smartest people can’t make relationships work? It’s not because they don’t know what’s right, it’s because they can’t act on what they know.
The biggest fights in relationships often stem from the smallest causes. Here’s one thing you can do to help prevent things from getting out of hand the next time tensions rise.
There are classic splits in every relationship dance, things that make couples fight when what is needed is for each person to integrate the split within his/herself.
Women who have been sexually molested as young girls pay a heavy emotional cost as they grow older. A new study shows yet one more price: increased risk of infertility.
You must make regular deposits into the bank of relationship good will with your spouse. Otherwise you risk overdrafting your account if you go through a stressful period together.