When the honeymoon is over, many couples part ways with varying degrees of loss. They may just be deciding to leave rather than learn how to stay! If this is a relationship worth having, isn’t it worth fighting for?
No one feels good about being rejected. Does being rejected define how you think of yourself?
Your relationship with your beloved pet is special and deep, and when that relationship ends because your pet has died, it can feel as though your loneliness knows no bounds.
Although it is difficult to accept, we learn more from pain than from pleasure. Emotional pain gives us important information about our relationships, allowing us to make choices and changes.
Grief and loss are experienced throughout life. Reactions to losses of many kinds – death of a loved one included – progress through stages. There are some ways to assist that progress, or professional help may be needed.
Many people hesitate to get needed help because they feel that getting counseling/psychotherapy means they are crazy, and they feel ashamed. Needing help with relationships or mood is no more shameful than needing medical help for other issues!
Often, people don’t begin couples therapy because they don’t get how it works. Here is an overview.
Lots of people begin counseling because they want change, but change is hard. How does it happen? Is change what you want?
Counseling is a significant investment. Learn how to make the best use of it!
Your adult children are leaving the parental nest. Here are tips for staying connected from a distance!
How do you let go of your adult children more gracefully? Painful? Yes. Agonizing? Doesn’t have to be!
It’s not a myth that the holidays generate feelings of loneliness and sadness for many people. If your important relationships are intact and doing well, that’s great. But what if they aren’t?
Entering couple’s therapy can be scary. What should you expect? While every therapist is different, this summary of my attitudes and beliefs about how and why couple’s therapy works might be helpful.