Insecure 2 Episode 5: Infidelity & Open Relationships

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Insecure 2 | Episode 5:

Let's Talk About Infidelity & Open Relationships

Like millions of others, I am a huge fan of HBO’S hit show, Insecure.  Each Sunday I'm excited to see what Issa & Molly are getting into next.  Their friendship gives me life!

The show’s ability to tackle issues like sexual fluidity, racism, sexism, and relationship challenges in a humorous and thought-provoking way keeps me tuning in each week.

Last night’s episode, which took on the topics of open relationships & infidelity, inspired me as a relationship & sex therapist, to get out of my blogging hibernation.  Thank you, Issa Rae!

In case you ...

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Posted in:

  • Marriage
  • Relationships

Tags:

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

Dear Mama: Four Ways to Mother Yourself On Mother's Day

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Four Ways to Mother Yourself on Mother's Day

This Sunday, Mother’s Day, many will celebrate motherhood. 

Mothers will be asked to take a break and will be treated to extra attention.

They will be thanked for their endless devotion to their families and reminded that their efforts are not in vain.  

Thank you for being so selfless, Mamas.

But just like any other holiday, some people dread the pending day because their relationship with their mother or motherhood is a reminder of deep pain

Maybe you’re one of those people.

Mother’s Day may be a cruel reminder that the mother you once loved so profoundly is now gone.  All that is left are memories and steadfast grief.

Missing Her is as tough as ever.

Maybe Mother was never there; she exited a long time ...

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Posted in:

  • Childhood
  • Family of Origin
  • Motherhood
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Tags:

  • abandonment
  • abuse
  • attachment
  • boundaries
  • depression
  • family of origin
  • grief
  • parenting
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • trauma

Stay Connected to Your Partner During Busy Times

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How To Stay Connected To Your Partner During Busy Times

"I don't know what happened to us.  We hardly spend time together and rarely have sex anymore.  We used to be so close--now it just feels like we're roommates."

Sound familiar?  

Time and time again, I have clients in my office expressing the same concern. By the time they come and see me they are frustrated and feeling hopeless.  At times, infidelity or some other betrayal may have also appeared.  More often than n ...

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Posted in:

  • Couples
  • Marriage
  • Relationships
  • Sex Therapy

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • communication
  • connection
  • couples therapy
  • desire
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • relationship care
  • relationships

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