Tag: boundaries

5 Things to Consider If You're Shaming Yourself for Staying After Being Cheated On

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Remember when you used to think, “If they ever did that to me, I’d be out the door—no questions asked.  There’s no way I’d put up with that.”

You used to hear stories of betrayal and wonder how anyone could ever stay after infidelity.

After Beyoncé dropped the Lemonade album, people everywhere wondered how Beyoncé could possibly stay.  I mean, after all, she's Beyoncé, right?

“No way,” you thought--no way you'd stay.

So now that you’re sitting here, dazed, confused, and heart-broken after finding out a ...

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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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  • Marriage
  • Relationships

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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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