Tag: boundaries

Four Tips to Protect Your Relationship from Holiday Stress

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For some people this is the most wonderful time of the year.  They look forward to the music, decor, and holiday dinners all year long. Yet, for for others the holidays are the MOST DREADED time of the year.  The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, decorating, and parties leaves them feeling more stressed than blessed.  Before they know it, they find themselves taking their frustration out on their partners.  Argh!

Pause.  

Deep breaths.

Just because everyone else is caught up in the holiday craze doesn't meant you have to join.

#WHATYOURTHERAPISTWANTSYOUTOKNOW is you CAN avoid the madness. 

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  • Holidays
  • Marriage
  • Relationships

Tags:

  • anxiety
  • boundaries
  • communication
  • connection
  • couples therapy
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • relationship care
  • 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!

In case you ...

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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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