Tag: communication

What If This Is As Good As It Gets?

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So you find yourself in a relationship on the verge of making a life-altering decision. Perhaps, you're planning a wedding, thinking of having a baby, or contemplating purchasing a home together.  You're excited about taking this step together because it symbolizes your commitment to one another.  Everything isn't exactly as you would like it to  be but whose relationship is perfect anyway? You're confident that once you take this step together things will get better. Otherwise, why would the two of you be moving in the same direction, right?

PAUSE.

Before you move forward ask yourselves, "What if this is as good as it gets?"  If the relationship stays the way it is now even after taking that huge step, will that be okay? Will you be content?

Too of ...

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  • Marriage
  • PreMarital
  • Relationships

Tags:

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

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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  • Marriage
  • PreMarital
  • Relationships

Tags:

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

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!

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  • Marriage
  • Relationships

Tags:

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

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