April 8, 2016

How To Set Relationship Boundaries To Prevent Affairs

How To Set Relationship Boundaries To Prevent Affairs

Solid relationships require work, setting boundaries and the use of good communication skills. Many common issues in relationships are in regards to boundaries. Throughout the course of my practice a number of individuals have often asked me questions like, “Is flirting cheating?” or “Is texting my ex cheating?” or “Is kissing cheating?”. These questions represent […]

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April 6, 2016

5 Habits Of Happily Married Couples

5 Habits Of Happily Married Couples

So what’s the difference between being married and being happily married?It might be simpler than you think. In my experience as a private practice therapist I have seen many behaviors and habits that tend to strengthen relationships as well as those that tend to tear relationships apart.Often, the difference between the two isn’t really that […]

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April 5, 2016

8 Ways To Gain Self-Esteem, Challenge Disordered Eating and Improve Your Relationships

8 Ways To Gain Self-Esteem, Challenge Disordered Eating and Improve Your Relationships

Self-esteem is the opinion you have of yourself, the respect you hold for yourself, and your overall sense of worth. When you consider your self-esteem, what “self” do you have in mind? Your looks? Feelings? Abilities?People struggling with eating disorders often overvalue their bodies as the primary way they feel good about themselves. By focusing […]

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March 26, 2016

7 Layers of Love

7 Layers Of Love

Welcome to the world of attachment, where the deeper you dig the more it helps to connect, or not.Layer 1There are many moving parts to who we are and to how we interact and behave in romantic and sexual relationships. And our way of interacting with those around us begins with a love story, at […]

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March 26, 2016

How To Develop a Mindset For Change

How To Develop a Mindset For Change

“Locating” Your FeelingsTo state an obvious but possibly unrecognized truth: all human emotion involves “physiological arousal, expressive behaviors, and conscious experience.” [1]In other words, when we feel something, we may be aware that we feel it, we might do something (smile with happiness, for example, or frown with displeasure) and we will experience bodily sensations […]

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