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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Strategies to Help You Stop Overthinking Everything – Backed By Science

Strategies to Help You Stop Overthinking Everything – Backed By Science

It’s 4:45 pm on a Friday. After a particularly long, grueling work week, all you can think about is how nice it will feel to spend some much-needed downtime with your friends. As you begin powering down your computer, you notice a new email in your inbox from your boss. You click open the email to find a short and extremely vague message…

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Is Flawed Logic Keeping You Stuck in a Bad Job or Failing Relationship?

Is Flawed Logic Keeping You Stuck in a Bad Job or Failing Relationship?

As humans, most of us would like to believe that we are capable of making sound, rational decisions even during times of stress or uncertainty. In reality, research shows that many of our decisions are tainted by past emotional investments, leading us to employ flawed logic when trying to make important decisions. One bias, in particular, referred to as – sunk cost fallacy – is particularly problematic, often causing us to make decisions that are not in our best interest.

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