Tag: marriage therapy

Why You Should Never Shame Your Partner About These Three Sex Topics

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As a Relationship & Sex Therapist, I help people daily who are struggling with their relationships & sex lives.  Quite often, shame is at the root of their struggle. 

Their shame may be rooted in early childhood experiences and sometimes it's a result of sexuality struggles as an adult. 

By the time they come to see me, the shame may have trickled into their relationship, blocking their ability to enjoy healthy sex lives together. 

The most troubling situations are when partners have begun to sexually shame one another. 

Sometimes it's a result of frustration and anger and sometimes it's, merely, a result of misinformation. 

The most challenging scenarios are when shaming has transformed into ongoing verbal, emotional, and/or physical abuse.

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  • Boundaries
  • Couples
  • Marriage
  • Pleasure
  • PreMarital
  • Relationships
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexuality

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • couples therapy
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • montrose, houston
  • relationship care
  • relationships
  • sexless marriage
  • sexual health
  • sexual intimacy

Maybe It's You: Signs That You May Be Playing The Victim

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It's never easy to admit when we're wrong.

Trust me.

Not even Your Favorite Therapist enjoys the taste of crow when I have to admit that maybe...just maybe...I wasn't right.

O U C H !

It's true enough that there are times when the people in our lives treat us less than the best.

And if you know me by now, I'm B-I-G on setting boundaries and, when necessary, walking away from toxic situations.

However, the challenge is to recognize when we're "playing the victim."

**Before proceeding, let me be crystal clear, "playing the victim" does not apply when we've been violated, abused, traumatized, or victims of any form of violence.  Those situations are violations and fall nowhere near to what I'm discussing.**

Maybe it's easy for you recogni ...

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Posted in:

  • Boundaries
  • Marriage
  • Relationships

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • communication
  • connection
  • houston therapy
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • montrose, houston
  • relationship care
  • relationships

I Know You Know How To Give But Do You Know How To Receive

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{Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash}

We all know the importance of giving in relationships, right?

We give love, support, affection, attention--hopefully, and we do it in the name of Love.

Awh...LOVE.

And some of us are natural-born givers.

We take a lot of delight in giving of ourselves, our time, our resources.

It feels good to give.

But what I've found too often with these notoriously generous givers (self-identified, recovering over-gi ...

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Posted in:

  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Love
  • Women

Tags:

  • connection
  • couples therapy
  • marriage therapy
  • relationships

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