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?
Relationship breakups are tough. They are emotionally exhausting, and can be incapacitating. For some, breakups can start a spiral into depression if they begin to dwell in regret and sadness. Even the breakups that make the most logical sense are still emotionally painful. And in fact, it is the emotional — not logical — part … More How to Get Over a Breakup
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?