Working on Yourself Before Getting Into a Relationship

After a bad breakup, you may feel that you never want to trust another soul with your heart ever again. — Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. If you are unaware of who you are before you begin a relationship, you are more likely to lose yourself throughout the course of the relationship. People in relationships often focus […]

What to Do When Your Friends and Family Hurt You 

“Should I breakup with him?” That is the question that my client Carly struggled with as she sat in on my couch, moving her right crossed leg back and forth with a nervous, oscillating kick. — John D. Moore, PhD Your significant other isn’t the only person who can break your heart. Heartbreak can be […]

How to Prevent Yourself From Acting on Feelings

We’ve all experienced that moment when our feelings for someone overpower our emotions. Every waking moment is spent thinking about them and formulating a plan to convince them to love us back and to forget all the reasons why it won’t work. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to act on these feelings, you know that […]

Not All Heartbreak Occurs Outside of Relationships  

Heartbreak hurts. Loss is shattering. Put these two together and you’ve got the lovely one-two punch that can come with breakups of short-lived or long-term relationships. — Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Not all relationships have to end in order to cause you heartbreak. Sometimes, you can get your heart broken by staying in a toxic […]

Harmful Behaviors That Destroy Relationships

To a great extent, we live in a culture that resists and fears emotion. From the time we’re babies we’re taught to quickly shut off “negative” feelings like anger, sadness or pain. — Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. If your relationships keep falling apart one after the other, you may want to take into consideration the behavior […]

Thinking About The Future Without Overwhelming Yourself

When people deal with depression or anxiety, sometimes the most mundane things could seem too difficult to accomplish. Things like eating meals or taking a bath are part of an ordinary person’s routine. But for people going through some serious issues (mental illnesses, loss, grief, etc.), it might as well be a challenge they can’t […]

Signs and Behaviors to Watch Out in a Destructive Relationship

A heads up to anyone struggling in their relationships! ‘It takes two to tango,’ but even when the efforts are made by two people, it may not always work.   Being in a relationship is extremely wonderful. You get to be with someone you love who can help you accomplish your goals and dreams. He/ She […]