Couples/Marriage

Codependency versus Interdependency

As humans, we are social creatures and have an inherent need to connect with others, especially in romantic relationships. However, the way we relate to our partners can vary widely, ranging from healthy and supportive to unhealthy and codependent. In this blog post, we will explore the difference between codependency and interdependency in a romantic [...]

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All About Healthy Boundaries In Relationships

Healthy boundaries are an essential aspect of any successful romantic relationship. They help establish a sense of safety and respect between partners and create an environment where both individuals can thrive. However, it’s not always easy to know where to draw the line, especially when emotions are involved. In this post, we’ll discuss what healthy [...]

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Love Languages During the Holidays

One of my favorite self-help books is The 5 Love Languages. This is my top recommendation to clients, family, friends, strangers…anyone I come into contact with. Why? Because The 5 Love Languages is a quick and easy read and can help us learn how our partner best receives love. This knowledge can become especially valuable during the [...]

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What Is Discernment Counseling?   Discernment counseling is when couples seek counsel about whether or not to end their marriage. Usually this happens when a couple is on the verge of deciding to divorce. In many cases, the spouses have mixed feelings: one partner wants to save the marriage and one wants to end it. [...]

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First Comes Love

A recent New York Times article resurrected research on social connectedness and interpersonal connection to see how much control we have over falling in love. The author describes her experience using a well-researched technique where two acquaintances pose a series of questions to one another that become increasingly more personal and probing. The questions are [...]

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I’m often recommending the same therapeutic books, website, podcasts, and products for things like relationship concerns, life coaching topics, mood issues, general self-help. Creating a Resources page seemed like an excellent way to keep all my favorite recommendations in one place. Please check back from time to time as I will continue to add more [...]

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The Best of Psychology Today

Every month I look forward to the latest edition of Psychology Today magazine. If you’ve never thumbed through a copy you’re in for a treat—it’s a magazine for anyone intrigued by the world of psychology, filled with interesting articles about relationships, life choices, and hot topics in the field. I thought it would be useful [...]

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TED Talks You Don’t Want To Miss

I am a huge TED Talk junkie.  I love learning about new ideas and concepts and decided to share some of my favorite talks that relate to personal growth, emotional wellness, and happiness. Enjoy! The Power of Vulnerability An amazing talk by Brené Brown, a social worker and researcher, who explores vulnerability and discusses how [...]

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