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Relationships

Do We Really Have to Talk About Sex in Couples Therapy?

Do We Really Have to Talk About Sex in Couples Therapy?

Short answer: Maybe. Longer answer: It’s not about “have to.” Couples therapy is an evolving process in which neither partner should feel obligated or coerced to surrender a boundary. That said, there are countless other factors to consider when attempting to answer...

How to Regain Trust After Emotional Infidelity

How to Regain Trust After Emotional Infidelity

Life throws many experiences at you. Infidelity just might deliver the most diverse and intense emotions of all. The combination includes betrayal, fear, anger, resentment, guilt, shame, and so much more. When sucked into this vortex of feelings, it can feel...

How Common is Infidelity and How to Address It?

How Common is Infidelity and How to Address It?

Relationships require a lot of work and compromise. Even then, problems will arise to threaten your bond. One of the biggest deal-breakers of all is infidelity. When one partner cheats on the other, it is a severe betrayal of trust. Discovering an affair is often the...

How to Grieve With Your Partner

How to Grieve With Your Partner

In previous posts, we’ve talked about different aspects of grief. For example, it is essential to accept it as an inevitable part of life. We must normalize the related emotions and remove any stigma. In addition, I offered some guidance for how you can handle grief...

I Want Kids and My Partner Doesn’t — Now What?

I Want Kids and My Partner Doesn’t — Now What?

Relationships often involve compromise. Two individuals unite to form a couple. This will inevitably lead to many scenarios in which you will have to stake out the middle ground. But what if an issue has no middle ground? Case in point: To have kids or to not have...

How To Handle Grief and Loss: Normalizing the Emotions

How To Handle Grief and Loss: Normalizing the Emotions

We live in a culture that prefers to not talk openly about grief, loss, and death. Meanwhile, every single one of us will experience grief, loss, and death. Why is something so universal treated as if it were uncommon? We all have our personal losses. In addition,...

How Depression Can Impact A Couple

How Depression Can Impact A Couple

It’s not unusual for people to believe a healthy relationship will keep mental illness away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. And, with 1 in 6 Americans struggling with depression, it very much does impact couples. If one partner is suffering from depression,...

Should I Do Individual or Couples Therapy?

Should I Do Individual or Couples Therapy?

Taking the step to try therapy can feel daunting. You may ask yourself many questions before taking the leap. If you’re married and have relationship issues, those questions multiply. A big question: Should I try individual counseling or do we need to go as a couple?...