Lying and addiction tend to go together for many different reasons. Whether it be to cope with feelings of guilt and shame or societal stigma, there are some behaviors an addicted person can do to try and repair trust with loved ones.
Setting safe, healthy boundaries in our personal relationships can be very challenging. Setting boundaries with our children can be even harder. Learn about setting healthy boundaries, respecting the boundaries others set, and how to deal with people that do not respect boundaries.
Self-abandonment can be understood as the rejection of your own thoughts, feelings and needs. Self-abandonment occurs when we experience an emotion that requires our attention, and we ignore it by reaching for an external distraction
Giving sexual consent, in the simplest terms, means voluntarily agreeing to engage in a specific sexual activity. There are many conversations, articles, and resources around how to ask for consent, what “no” and “yes” look
One of the most common communication issues I see in my couples’ sessions are difficulty with successful requests, or self-sabotaging requests. What do I mean by this? Often when we really need something from our
Emotional labor is the process of repressing and/or emphasizing feelings that are deemed desirable within a situation. Being calm when you’re angry, cordial when you’re irritated, and acting happy when you’re sad are all examples
Jealousy is an obstacle faced in most relationships, monogamous and not. Sometimes jealousy arises because our relationship agreements have been broken or exploited. In these times, jealousy tells us “I’m not being treated well, do
I often see couples with concerns over limited connection with one another. We live in a world where we are constantly connected. Smartphones have changed the way we communicate. We receive work emails when
Have you found yourself repeatedly pushing away relationships? Do you participate in a pattern of casual dating that only last so long or gets so far emotionally? Does the idea of commitment shut you down?