Can migraines hurt your relationships? Unfortunately, they can, and often they do. This is just an additional frustration and inherent lack of fairness experienced in the life of someone who struggles with migraines. When migraines enter the relationship, it becomes a struggle for both partners, not only the one with the headache.
It’s amazing the benefits something as simple as a Dry Erase Board can bring to a relationship. A very common complaint couples bring into therapy is how forgetful the other is when it comes to daily schedule, or necessities that need to be picked up, etc. These often serve as the catalyst for significant arguments … More Technique of the Week: The Dry Erase Board
Rarely a day goes by where I don’t hear a complaint about how significant others “should” be a certain way, or “should” be doing things differently. For example, “My husband should be putting me first”, “My wife should leave me alone for 15 minutes after I walk in the door”, “My boyfriend shouldn’t want to … More Relationships “Should” Be…Unique!
If you’d like to read part 1, click here for how to deal with depression personally. Now, what if you have a loved one or a friend who is suffering from depression? We know at times it can be frustrating to see someone we know and care about going through this struggle — mainly because we don’t want … More Supporting a Person Suffering from Depression
Many of us have been there at one time or another — in a relationship that is causing us stress, maybe too much stress. There is potential for the relationship to fulfill our ideal, but something keeps it from getting there. We end up battling, at times to our own emotional detriment, to keep the … More When is it Time to End a Relationship?
In my most recent post about why it can sometimes be frustrating to be around our in-laws, I discussed the “comfort zone” that people subconsciously seek in finding relationships. To sum up, our attraction to a person is the result of finding qualities that reflect the environment of our lives growing up. These qualities are both positive … More Why do Couples Argue?
I am often asked the question of how to get a friend or a partner to enter (their own) therapy. This can be for any relationship partner, including platonic friends as well as romantic partners. These partners or friends usually fall into two categories: 1) People who we see are in genuine need of assistance (to … More How do I Convince My Partner to Start Therapy?