Advice From a Couples Therapist When One Partner Says, “I Am Done.”

Over the course of my career as a couples therapist, I have noticed a pattern among the couples that walk through the (virtual) door of my therapy practice. Most couples fall into one of two categories: distressed and non-distressed. I am fully aware that...

Reclaiming Body Image: 5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Journey Now

Body Image.  What a loaded subject, right?  Many of my clients desire a positive body image, but what does positive body image mean?  I’ll be using the over-arching definition that body image means your perceived sense of what you look like.  Thus, positive body...

Is Interdependence the New Relationship “Secret Sauce?”

“I can’t believe the big day is here! I am so happy and don’t want the feeling to end!” said almost every bride and every groom in nearly every romantic comedy movie out there on their wedding day. Admittedly, on my wedding day, I was happy. It was an...

How Emotionally Intelligent People Use Negative Emotions to Achieve Success

Emotion and emotional expression play a fundamental role in our daily lives.Evolutionary psychologists believe emotions serve a primal function in helping us navigate and adapt to our ever-changing environment. Emotions shape our attitudes, moods, and...

Sexual Narcissism: Why It’s a Problem for Your Relationship and 5 Things You Can Do About It

We all know that relationships are hard; they require us to put our best foot forward each day.Relationships also require us to have realistic expectations about what we can hope to get in return for our efforts. Because when our efforts match our expectations, there...
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Don’t Be Fooled By Smoke and Mirrors: 12 Traits of Truly Authentic People

Don’t Be Fooled By Smoke and Mirrors: 12 Traits of Truly Authentic People

Let me paint a picture for you.  The average member of today’s society has become immersed in technology, navigating life behind the confines of computers and smartphones, and learning more and more how to disregard reality.  Not only that, we have developed an ability to sit in a crowded room and mentally “check-out” unaware of what is going on around us, our attention captivated by the digital device in front of us.  This is how we communicate in the 21st century.

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