Relationship Blog

What Do You Do When You Feel That There’s a “Disturbance in the Force?”

“I felt a great disturbance in the force” Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars.   Do you ever feel a pang of envy from not having wise sages, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda from Star Wars, to guide you whenever faced with challenges or difficult decisions?   That’s what Luke Skywalker does when…

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How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety: 3 Defense Mechanisms for 2020

How to get through the rest of 2020 with ideas from Freud, who outlined our human defense mechanisms as the behavior we often subconsciously use when we are presented with unwanted or unpleasant emotions, thoughts or rough times.   Is your inbox full of messaging that reminds you how bad…

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“It’s Not Your Fault” How to Boost Your Self Worth

You might be in denial about it, but if you often have thoughts like “I always pick the wrong guy,” or “He doesn’t appreciate everything I do,” it’s likely your self-worth needs a boost.   Self worth stems from self acceptance, self love, and self care. Here’s a short story…

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7 Uncomfortable Things That Happen When You’re Around a Happy Couple And What To Do About It

Have you ever noticed that sometimes happy couples and not-so-happy couples just don’t gel? Some couples do not want to be around those sugary happy couples because showcasing happiness and joy only highlights the lack of happiness and joy in their relationship. It is uncomfortable and even painful at times…

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12 Signs You’ve Just Discovered You Might Be Married to a Narcissist During COVID-19

Woman sad she's married to a narcissist.

You’re home with your partner 24/7. You start to notice little things that irk you. They don’t bring you a water refill when they get their own. And then, slowly, a thought creeps into your head and even though you try to un-think it, there’s no turning back. It’s there.…

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7 Ways to Not Lose Your Sh*t During COVID-19

ideas for COVID-19 quarantine

If you read one more hashtag that tells you to #staysafe and #staystrong, you might snap. You’re not alone, although some may not fess up to feeling the anger stage of grief longer than expected.  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us are living right now. A…

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The Four Letter F-Word

No, not that one. Fear. Like the pandemic surrounding COVID-19 affecting the entire globe, fear wreaks havoc with the entirety of our mind, body, and spirit. The widespread social media posts, the frequent news updates from around the world, the empty shelves in grocery stores have caused heightened anxiety, fear…

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The 4 Myers Briggs Indicators That You Could Be Susceptible To Toxic Relationships, Plus What to Do If You’re In One

Woman sitting by the shore wondering about toxic relationships in her life.

What exactly is a toxic relationship? When some think of the word, “toxic,” they may think of Erin Brockovich battling poisonous water. Or they think of mold. They think E. coli. Maybe even carbon monoxide. Some people consider the word, “relationship,” they often associate it with love, trust, respect, and…

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Embrace These 5 Things to Know Your Attachment Style and Finally Stop Sabotaging Your Relationship

Learning about attachment styles using the metaphor of Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of the West.

We hear from so many of our clients, that after a breakup, they struggle with recognizing red flags, trust, and intimacy in a new relationship. Shame and blame also envelop them, as they admonish themselves for not seeing the warning signs of a toxic relationship. “Why didn’t I see this?”…

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5 Reasons Not To Wait Until After The Holidays To Break Up

The holidays can be a stressful time for many, especially if you’re considering breaking up with—or divorcing—your partner. We recommend not putting relationship issues on the figurative holiday back burner. Some believe that sparing another’s hurt feelings is an act of kindness. Yet, it also serves to take away their…

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