Tag: <span>Relationships</span>

Things to do and not to do after a breakup

Healthy Ways to deal with a Breakup – Do’s and Don’ts

Breakups are on a short list of some of the most heartbreaking and painful experiences in life.  Whether the breakup was mutual, a decision you made, or something you didn’t see coming – it’s a loss.  After all, you invested time, energy, and emotion into the relationship.  A part of your identity was associated with your ex.  Daily routines probably involved communicating with this person, spending time with them, and relying on one another for some form of support.  Getting over a breakup isn’t easy, but there are things you can do to cope with the loss more effectively.  Below is a list of the things you should (and should not do) to cope best during this difficult time. Read more

Divorce – and Your New Identity

When it comes to divorce, many factors – including details and context of the relationship, personal ideas about the framework of marriage and accompanying vows, and family/cultural values – impact the way one views and copes with the end of wedlock. For some it’s broken promises and failed expectations resulting in major heartbreak/loss and messy legal implications. For others, divorce is more amicable and the result of both parties agreeing that a separation is necessary. Read more

Six Ways Therapy can Help you Find a Healthy and Fulfilling Relationship

“Swiping right” is easy enough, but finding a healthy, fulfilling, happy, long-lasting relationship – not so much! The fact is, humans are complex and emotional creatures…and dating can be hard! In a murky “sea full of fish”, the pickins can seem not so “plenty” and it can be hard to know which direction to swim. In some cases, social and family pressure only add to the stress associated with finding a good “match”. For some people, therapy is a good start and can lead to the kind of self-growth and positive change that might be necessary to build (or rebuild) a foundation for a healthy relationship. Read more

Understanding Anxiety, Treatment for it, and how to Support: A Resource for Family and Friends

If you're reading this it's probably because someone you know and care about has been struggling with some kind of disordered …

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How to Spot Questionable Therapy

I recently started listening to a new podcast called "Very Bad Therapy".  I just started, but the hosts (clinical counselors), …

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A Day in the Life of a Therapist (This Therapist)

Being a therapist sounds pretty easy, right?  I hear that sometimes.  How hard can it be to plop down in your chair, listen …