Relationships

5 Most Common Relationship problems

4 Minutes Read As a partner and a psychotherapist I encounter relationship problems daily. Problems are a part of life . Since we cannot escape having problems, we need to be good at solving them. The most frequent mistake I see people make is expecting the other person to change first. If you want to be an effective problem […]

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When You Can’t Cope With Feeling Rejected

4 Minutes Read What happens if you can’t cope with feeling rejected? Feeling rejected is a kind of hell on earth. The feelings can hurt so much, you’re not sure it can get better. Why does it hurt so bad and what can we do about it? Rejection is a completely normal human experience. It’s one of those things

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The Best Relationship Advice

3 Minutes Read When I was younger, I falsely believed a psychotherapist should have their shit together. I was under the impression that a good psychotherapist had perfect relationships. Also, I believed being a psychotherapist meant I knew better than you. I was not practicing the best relationship advice! I do believe that I have a responsibility to practice what I

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How To Resolve Conflict: 3 Ways

2 Minutes Read When I am upset with someone I usually want them to stop whatever they are doing to upset me. I want them to hear me, understand, agree and then change. Not realistic. Life and relationships don’t revolve around what I want. I am part of a larger system and we all have unique wants and

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What To Do When You Are On The Codependency Triangle

6 Minutes Read Are you in a codependency triangle? Codependency is a hot topic in the world of pop-psychology. As a recovering codependent, relationship expert, marriage counselor, and family therapist I want to help others recover from codependency as well. One of my favorite articles by Lynne Forrest; “The Three Faces of Victim – An Overview of the

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Top Reasons for Divorce

3 Minutes Read The top reasons for divorce are resentment, dishonesty, judgement, arrogance and insecurity. You may think arrogance and insecurity do not fit together. They actually go hand in hand. For some, arrogance is how they cope with insecurity. A divorce proof marriage has a strong foundation of unconditional love and acceptance. Let’s start at the beginning.

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How To Find Love

3 Minutes Read People often ask me, “How did you meet your husband”? I think what they are truly asking is “How did you find love”? The answer most people expect is: I met him in high school. The truth is that I met him in healing.  I had to learn how to find love before we would marry 17 years later. My

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Why Does My Husband Ignore Me?

3 Minutes Read Why does my husband ignore me? We all want to feel freedom and acceptance. When we perceive rejection or disapproval our tendency is to protect ourselves. Some people lash out and some people shut down. These are not ideal coping skills; however, it takes awareness intention to do it differently. If your husband is ignoring

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How To Find a Therapist

2 Minutes Read Are you thinking about how to find a therapist? Deciding to see a therapist is a hard enough choice. Determining who you will see may feel like another mountain to climb. If you have never seen a therapist, it may be helpful to have a few pointers about what to look for. When you are

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