What do YOU want?

July 1, 2019

What does putting your own wants and needs really mean? Does it simply imply that we have to selfishly neglect others and only focus on ourselves or is it more complex than that?

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Returning a Relational Favor

June 4, 2019

Not everyone feels the same about relationships and what it takes to cultivate them. In fact, while some may get energized at the idea of making relationships better, others feel their energy sapped just thinking about it.

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Authentic Connection

September 5, 2018

One of the primary presenting issues for couple therapy is communication issues. Many believe if we simply improve the way we speak to one another – by using “I” statements [e.g. “I feel frustrated when…”] or being intentional to say a certain quantity of “I love yous” per day – our relationships would become more […]

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Forgiveness

November 30, 2017

“Forgiveness is a path to peace and a powerful and important component of love”. -Sharon Salzberg Forgiveness is something I have heard over and over in the church, from my parents, and from friends and mentors throughout my life. But until recently it is not something I have put into practice in my life. It’s […]

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Overcoming Betrayal

October 24, 2017

In her book, “After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful,” Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. and board certified clinical psychologist from Westport, Connecticut, addresses the seemingly impossible, emotionally taxing task of rebuilding relationship following the discovery of an affair. Dr. Spring devotes space towards explaining feelings and responses […]

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