‘Grass is Greener’ syndrome is a really tough and paralyzing cycle for many people who struggle with this issue. It can make people feel that they are never fully settled in life, repeatedly experiencing urges to find the better thing they are missing out on, leading to a pattern of changing relationships, careers, where to … More Grass is Greener Syndrome: Euphoric Memories and Craving
Here’s the scene: You have two options, possibly narrowed down from a larger set of options, or maybe it was always two. Both have their pros and cons, which you have already turned over in your mind repeatedly, and both seem equally tough to give up in favor of the other one. What do you … More Decision-Making Paralysis
Ah, the good old days. If only I could go back and relive those moments. Nothing will ever be as good as that time with my friends as a teenager, the holidays with my family, or playing in the backyard as a child, chasing my dog. Or many other moments in the past that I … More Does Nostalgia Fuel Depression?
‘Grass is Greener’ Syndrome is no joke. People often regard this issue with a quick wave of the hand — “Oh, you always think the grass is greener on the other side.” However, for people who struggle with this issue, it is incredibly stressful and taxing, mentally and emotionally. It tends to wreak havoc in … More Grass is Greener Syndrome: The Starvation of Needs
Grass is Greener Syndrome (GIG) is a complicated issue. What is understood and experienced as GIG Syndrome is actually the larger symptom of an underlying process that has been building for some time. It’s generally a combination of separate issues coming together to create a larger scale problem. I am a therapist in New York … More Grass is Greener Syndrome: The Pain of Loss
This article is a follow-up to my previous Grass is Greener Syndrome article. I’ve been fortunate to help many people in various areas of the world work through this complicated issue, as well as related issues with commitment, and decision-making. The ‘grass is greener’ struggle haunts many people, and is complicated for a variety of … More Grass is Greener Syndrome: The Internal Struggle