Who Are You Independent of Your Relationship

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WHO ARE YOU INDEPENDENT OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

As a relationship therapist, I often witness people struggling to balance autonomy and coupledom. 

I empathize with them--relationships are tough!

It doesn’t help that our culture consistently feeds us the Jerry Maguire, “You Complete Me,” myth. 

We see it in movies, read it in books, hear it in our music. 

Wherever we turn, we’re fed the belief that someone “out there” will come into our lives and fill our void. 

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Posted in:

  • Marriage
  • PreMarital
  • Relationships

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • communication
  • couples therapy
  • houston therapy
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • relationships

The Passion is Gone

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One of the most common complaints I hear as a couples therapist is about the lack of passion in relationships, especially, long-term relationships.

There is often a great deal of love, respect, and admiration, but the fire has dwindled.

Couples don't just want more sex, they want more passionate sex.

My heart goes out to them as they struggle to understand how this happens when they still find themselves in love and happy with their partner, but the thrill is gone.

Most often they have resigned to the belief that it is impossible to maintain passion & eroticism in a long-term relationship.  And although it's true that relationships will change over time, eroticism & passion do not have to disappear.

Over the next few weeks, I will give some tips on how to begin reigniting the flames ...

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Posted in:

  • Marriage
  • Relationships
  • Sex Education
  • Sex Education
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexuality

Tags:

  • communication
  • couples therapy
  • gap in desire
  • grief
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • passion
  • relationship books
  • relationships
  • sexless marriage

Female Sexual Pain: 6 Ways to Empower Yourself & Begin Healing

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6 Ways to Empower Yourself & Begin Healing

If you grew up in a sex-positive home where questions regarding sex were encouraged and openly discussed then you’re one of the lucky few.  Most people receive limited to no discussion regarding sex from their parents.  Parents often struggle to explain sexual wellness basics and completely leave out any discussion regarding pain/pleasure. It should be no surprise then that millions of women suffer from pain during intercourse/penetration and are unsure about what is happening to them or whom to consult.

What Is Female Sexual Pain?

The medical term for genital pain is DYSPAREUNIA.  Dyspareunia is the ongoing or recurrent genital pain occurring before, dur ...

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Posted in:

  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Sex Education
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Pain
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Women

Tags:

  • anxiety
  • couples therapy
  • depression
  • dyspareunia
  • female sexual pain
  • self-care
  • sexual health
  • trauma
  • vaginismus
  • vulvodynia
  • women's sexual health

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