Coming to Grips with Marriage: “This is It??”

Many individuals and couples come into therapy with a similar relationship complaint: being married isn’t what they expected. More specifically, the reality of marriage is not aligned with their fantasies of marriage. It’s nice to have fantasies. They give us goals, the drive to achieve, hope, desire, and more. However, when we expect that reality … More Coming to Grips with Marriage: “This is It??”

Movies versus Your Relationships

Over the years, there’s become increasing awareness about how movies impact the expectations people have for their relationships. While our real life experiences as children set the stage psychologically (subconsciously) for future relationships, movies have a way of portraying and reinforcing society’s “standards” for what a relationship “should” look like. Unfortunately, movies generally paint a … More Movies versus Your Relationships