Tag: connection

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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  • 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

​ The Secret to Better Sex That People Rarely Share

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As a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in relationships & sexuality, I have the privilege of helping people on a regular basis overcome relationship conflict & sexual challenges.

Hands down, I have the best job ever…next to Beyonce, of course.

But, seriously, helping people overcome traumas, shame, emotional/physical pain that keep them from having healthy relationships & pleasurable sex is a pretty awesome gig.

I often take for granted how much “insider” information I have about the two topics.  And, although, on just about every social media stream we can find tips on “How to Know If Your Partner Thinks You’re The One” or “The Best Adult Toys to Boost Your Sex Life” there’s one important secret that they rarely reveal or go into detail about. 

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Posted in:

  • Pleasure
  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Education
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexuality

Tags:

  • connection
  • couples therapy
  • gap in desire
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • montrose, houston
  • relationship care
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • sexless marriage
  • sexual health
  • sexual intimacy
  • single life
  • women's sexual health

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