People are often curious about how to get the most out of their sessions with a marriage therapist. Who wouldn’t want to get their marriage back on the right track as quickly as possible? In addition, most couples do not have an abundance of extra money so they want to make sure their hard-earned cash …
5 Tips for Preventing Marriage Burnout
Unrealistic ideas of "happily ever after" can ruin a good relationship.
Harvard psychologists have been studying what it takes to raise 'good' kids. Here are 6 tips.
Help unlock your child's best self with a few tried-and-true strategies.
Couples Counseling Tips: Five Steps to Make Your Spouse Your Best Friend
Couples Counseling Tips: Fiery romance born from physical attraction is the basis of many engagements and marriages. But stop and think about it: What attributes describe best friend relationships?
How to Cope with Friendships Ending
From the U.S.: Let me first start out by saying I am not gay whatsoever, nor is the person I'm about to talk about. That person we are to talk about is a male, and for privacy we'll call him John instead of his real name. I work for a company that requires training after starting. When I got to the hotel all the new guys were to be staying at, I wasn't expecting to have a roommate. So, whenever I get inside and I check in, the lady tells me my roommate has already checked in; I give her a look and say "okay, thank you" i then walk my stuff up to the room. When I get inside, I see my roommate sitting on the bed on his computer, normal as…
Why medical cannabis is still out of patients’ reach—an essay by David Nutt
Cannabis has been used as a medicine for millennia, writes David Nutt , who charts its relatively recent prohibition, the effect on patients such as Billy Caldwell, and the failure of legal reform to make much difference Cannabis is arguably the world’s oldest medicine, with evidence of such use from 3000 year old tombs in Egypt and Siberia. It had a place in Indian and Chinese medical writing from nearly as long ago. It didn’t enter the UK until the late 1600s, but by the 1800s it was widely used, sold over the counter as an alcoholic tincture for problems such as tetanus and seizures. Its efficacy more broadly became apparent, and the definitive overview was published in the Lancet in 1890 by John Russell Reynolds.1 Because he was the Queen’s physician it…
Therapists Spill: What I’ve Learned About Fear
For many of us, fear is a four-letter word. We ignore it, dismiss it and despise it. We see it as another thing we’re doing wrong. After all, we’ve read that it’s best to be BOLD, BRAVE and FEARLESS. And we’re anything but. We see fear as a synonym for weakness and failure. We assume that courage is the absence of fear. But it’s not. And that’s not the whole story. Which is why we asked various therapists who specialize in anxiety to spill their lessons on fear—lessons they’ve learned from their own clinical training and work with clients. Below, you’ll find wise insights and valuable stories. Fear has a purpose. A critical one. Because fear can spark a slew of unpleasant and downright scary sensations throughout our bodies, we might yearn, we…
6 Warning Signs of Emotional Blackmail: Couples Counseling Tips
When does it become emotional blackmail? It’s not entirely uncommon to acquiesce to your partner’s requests. After all, you can compromise as well as the next person. But when does healthy
Tips on making counseling a success story
As I mentioned in the last article, April is Counseling Awareness Month. After being a counselor for more than 10 years and visiting with many people about counseling, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that when people think of counseling, they think of sitting or laying on a couch and talking to someone who constantly asks "how does that make you feel."
Codependency 101: What Does Being Codependent Mean?
Are you codependent? If so, there are probably some things you have a tough time accepting about human nature and relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’re not sure what codependent means, in which case, let’s begin with some basics Codependents need to be needed. They believe making oneself invaluable to another is the pathway to love. It isn’t. It’s the pathway to becoming a doormat, to being taken advantage of and to becoming a target of abuse. When someone loves you and you love them, you want to be with each other (interdependence). You don’t need to be with each other (dependence). The former is a mutual coming together. The latter is tinged with urgency and desperation. Codependents may have difficulty being alone, feel unworthy of being loved and a fear of…