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Suffering in Shyness? Signs, Social Impact, and Costs of Being Shy (& How to Conquer Them)

By |2018-10-17T15:51:45+00:00October 17th, 2018|

People who have never suffered from shyness might not realize the costs. A shy person might look fine on the outside.  Sometimes, shy people may even appear aloof or seem unfriendly.  But on the inside, there’s a good chance they are dealing with very frustrating emotions. Oftentimes, being shy is a response to generalized fear and

7 Clear Clues You’re Ignoring Red Flags In A Potential Partner

By |2018-10-10T12:42:21+00:00October 8th, 2018|

Are you ignoring red flags in your relationship? Unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon. When we fall in love with someone, we get excited about the future. We don’t want to think that it might not work out. The wish that this person is the one takes often takes precedence over our gut instincts that scream otherwise.

Taken Advantage of at Work? 5 Clear Ways to Tell

By |2018-10-05T12:31:51+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Does it feel like you are being taken advantage of at work? You probably don’t want to complain about it. You feel lucky to have a challenging job that you mostly enjoy. Society rewards people who are productive and you’ve always been the kind of person to hunker down and give a task all you’ve

Why Are My Relationships So Shallow?

By |2018-09-12T15:50:53+00:00August 28th, 2018|

Have you ever just wondered, "Why are my relationships so damn unsatisfying?" Do you feel like your relationships lack depth? Are you less than excited to spend time with your friends? Do you find it easy to talk about daily events and the latest Netflix series?  Yet, it's hard to discuss deep feelings? Have you

Conflict Deja Vu: What to Do When You Have the Same Fight Over & Over

By |2018-08-21T23:02:47+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Do you and your partner fight the same fight over and over? You think you’re fighting about one thing. However, what you’re really doing is repeating a pattern. You say the same thing you’ve always said. Your partner gives the same responses. Nothing is resolved. Somehow, the fight comes to an end. It never stays

To Partner or Not to Partner? That is the Healthy Relationship Question

By |2018-08-30T20:13:31+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Society pressures us to partner up.  Desire for a relationship or not, this pressure can put you into a frenzy to find "the one".  Therefore, it's important to look carefully at why you want a partner.  Wisely examining your own motives can help lay the groundwork for a solid, lasting, and healthy relationship. Healthy Signs

Be a Strong Self-advocate: How to Stop Going Along to Get Along

By |2018-07-31T20:31:26+00:00July 31st, 2018|

Are you a “good girl” or “nice guy” instead of an effective self-advocate? Maybe you’re thinking, “What could possibly be wrong with being nice?” The world could use more good people, couldn’t it? A few niceties can make all the difference. Right? Of course! Niceness is lovely. If your behavior is authentic. Niceness is not

Too Hard on Yourself? 7 Tips to Promote Self-compassion

By |2018-07-26T21:19:41+00:00July 16th, 2018|

We’re often crushed when we fail to rise to the occasion. We believe we are inadequate when we feel unpopular. It makes us anxious to be considered mediocre.  Self-compassion is not how most of us respond in those moments of perceived weakness or inferiority. In fact, so much of our self-perception is performance-based that being kind to ourselves

Your Phone Is Not Your Friend! How to Get Off Social Media & Get a Social Life

By |2018-07-25T21:56:47+00:00June 18th, 2018|

Are you tired of spending every waking hour on tweets, Instagrams, likes, shares, comments, notifications, and posts? Do you need a respite from mirror selfies, news feeds, and memes? Have you ever wanted to get off social media? If it seems like everyone else has a more fabulous life than you and you'd like to spend

Stop, Breathe, Think Before Texting

By |2018-05-17T20:56:55+00:00March 20th, 2016|

Sara* received this text from her older brother, Matt on Sunday:  "What time are you coming out here?" Her heart racing, the fury rising from her stomach to her head, she threw her phone on the bed with such force it bounced twice and landed upside down.  How dare he?  She imagined all sorts of