BY TAG: relationships (32 articles)

Below you will find all the articles tagged with "relationships".


Giving More Than You Receive

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Whether they are with our friends, family, or loved ones, the relationships that you hold with others are truly important.  We’ve all heard that…


How to Support A Partner With Anxiety

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How to support a partner with anxiety 

Relationships can be difficult at times, especially when an anxiety disorder is added to the mix. Living in constant fear is not fun…


How to Stop Your Partner From Phubbing

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            Smartphones have become quite sophisticated.  You can look up videos, watch movies, and even read this article on your phone.  However, because of all these abilities, ignoring one’s partner…


Codependent Relationships

Posted by: Angie Dion, MFT, LMFT, Therapist

“You complete me,” Jerry Maguire says desperately to a teary-eyed Dorothy in the movie “Jerry Maguire.” She looks at him longingly as she accepts his apology and his proposal for…


How to Date for Data

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Dating experiences provide a lot of data. Whether you are just gaining your first experiences or have been in multiple relationships, dating is complicated. Human relationships, in their complexity, make…


Noticing Your Emotional Labor in Relationships

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

             Emotional labor is something that we do every day, yet rarely pay attention to.  Acting understanding to a demanding boss, being friendly to rude…


Emotional Labor and Relationships

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

            When we think of labor, we often associate it with the physical components; work, chores, and projects quickly come to mind.  However, labor also…


Keeping A Relationship Old School In a New Age

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

In a world where we now have texting, Twitter, Facebook, FaceTime, Snapchat, and any other instantaneous phone application you can think of, how do you keep a relationship old school…


Why People Occassionally Cheat

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Why People Occasionally Cheat

Have you ever wondered why people occasionally cheat in their relationships?  What could possibly be their motivation and how could they violate the delicate thread of trust? …


Understanding You and Your Partner’s Attachment

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Have you ever become so frustrated with you partner that you say to yourself, “I just don’t understand him/her”, “What were they thinking”, and “What could possibly be their motivation…


Understanding Past Relationships

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Understanding past relationships: Getting back into dating and relationships can be a fun, but anxiety provoking time. Perhaps your dating experience hasn't been that great. Or your past relationships have been…


Getting Over Being Dumped

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Getting over being dumped: So you’ve just gone through being dumped and now you’re trying to refocus back to a state of normalcy, but reaching equilibrium seems nearly impossible. What’s a…


Not Being The First

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

            You found the perfect partner. You connect on so many different levels.  You really feel like they get you, and your family and friends all…


Navigating Online Dating

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

You’ve picked out your best pictures, you came up with a cute/sexy/funny (whatever you’re going for) tagline, you’ve had your friends read over your profile and now, you’re ready to…


Space for Emotional Availability

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Space for Emotional Availability

There are two kinds of “space” one has in this world. The space that a person has in their own head, and the space that a person…


An Insecure Partner

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

An Insecure Partner: Ever wonder why your partner has been so insecure lately? Or when the going gets tough, your partner gets going? If this sounds familiar your partner may be…


Cheaters: Who And Why

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Cheaters: Who Are They and Why Do They Do It?

Why do people cheat?  There are many reasons that people cheat.  You may hear people say that we as humans…


How To Break Up Like An Adult

Posted by: Angie Dion, MFT, LMFT, Therapist

How to Break Up Like an Adult

You are in your late 20s/early 30s. You've been single for a while and dating actively for several months. You're dating online, meeting people…


Letting Yourself Fall in Love

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

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…


Dealing with Desire Discrepancy

Posted by: Angie Dion, MFT, LMFT, Therapist

You and your partner are both in your early thirties. You’ve been together for several years and overall you have a good relationship. Over the past several months though, things…


Infertility: Asking For Your Needs

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you sick and tired of your family asking, “When are you going to have a baby?” They are completely oblivious to the months your have been trying to get…


Couple’s Sculpting Exercise

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson

Are you and your partner in need of a check up for a better understanding about the status of your relationship? We…


What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Before you make your standard New Year’s resolution to go to the gym at least three times a week, think about what you truly…


The Importance of Reciprocal Relationships

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The Importance of Reciprocal Relationships

While most of us would agree on the importance of reciprocal relationships, we don’t consciously think about this idea of reciprocity when it comes to friendships…


Ambivalent Attachment

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Ambivalent attachment

Do you struggle to trust your partner? Do you need constant reassurance from s/he that s/he will be there for you long-term? Are you overly sensitive to his/her actions…


African American Women and Interracial Dating

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Interracial Dating: Hot Topic with African American Women

Are you an African American woman who has dated outside her race?  You may have had many responses, reactions, ambivalences and other experiences…


Tired of Not Feeling Desired

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

            You’ve been dating for a while and you’re feeling frustrated with the progress you’ve made. There are endless categories you could put yourself in…


The Benefits of Play Therapy for Parents

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Play therapy is designed for children ages 3-11, as play is the way children make sense of their world and express themselves.  The benefits of play therapy for children include developing…


Effective Communication: Learning to Listen and Validate

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Couples Counseling in Philadelphia: Effective communication is essential in our relationships.  Unfortunately, communicating effectively during disagreements can be easier said than done.  A common complaint that is heard with couples who…


Will This Relationship Last

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Will this relationship last? Relationship and Marital Problems: The answer is simple, it all depends upon how determined each individual is to make the relationship work. If two people want…


Protecting yourself from your partners anxiety

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Center for Growth - Anxiety Therapy in Philadelphia - Protecting Yourself from Your Partner’s Anxiety - Having a loved one with anxiety is not easy. Living with that loved one can…


Accepting Your Partners Limitations

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

No one is perfect. Everyone has their limitations. This is becomes especially important as we choose our partners. The question is - what limitations can you accept and which ones can…