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Are you emotionally bankrupt?

Feeling emotionally bankrupt usually happens when you are busy taking care of everyone else and repeatedly neglecting your own needs. You can become an angry giver, continuing to give but resentful and agitated as you do this. So many of my … Continue reading

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Are you settling? How to know if you’re caught up in the wrong relationship

Settling involves suppressing your desires, usually because you believe that what you want is unattainable. You might tell yourself that your expectations are too high, or that you don’t deserve what you want. Settling is a sign that your partner … Continue reading

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How arguing can improve your relationship

Arguing is not always a bad thing, believe it or not. It’s not whether you argue with your partner, but how you argue, and more importantly how you reconcile after an argument. It’s healthy to have limits, say no and … Continue reading

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Why you might be happier than you think

Do you know the difference between happiness and joy? Most of us don’t. We can lead ourselves to believe we aren’t happy because we don’t really understand what happiness is. We often consider happiness and joy to be one and … Continue reading

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Learning to stop a fight

Have you ever argued with your partner and couldn’t remember why you were fighting, although you were very upset in the moment? I have clients who will come into therapy and say they’ve had an argument with their partner, but when … Continue reading

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Are you guilty of self-sabotage?

At the start of a new relationship, we don’t trust that we will be different this time. It’s like we don’t think we can change even though we spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, on therapy, coaching, self-help and self-improvement books. If … Continue reading

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How To Stay Civil With Your Ex

Most of our romantic relationships are complicated, making a breakup even harder. Many of us find it difficult to stay friends with an ex, whereas others seem to transition into the friend zone quite easily. Here are four scenarios and … Continue reading

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Emotional Safety

When you start a relationship with someone and they have an existing routine of going out with their friends for drinks, do you have the right to tell them you don’t like when they drink without you? When we feel … Continue reading

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Decoding The High-Achiever Man

Many ladies I know are attracted to the high-achiever male. I find that if you are attracted to the kind of man that’s a high-achiever- who makes a lot of money, showers you with flowers, wines and dines you at … Continue reading

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Letters To Yourself

Are you good at apologizing? When was the last time you said, “I am sorry” to someone you hurt, either intentionally or not. As a psychotherapist, I have been witness to people treating themselves like dirt, putting everyone else first. … Continue reading

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