Grass is Greener Syndrome: Euphoric Memories and Craving

‘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

When is it Time to Change Therapists?

Based on my previous post about the usefulness and necessity of anger at one’s therapist in the treatment — rather than abandoning the treatment in these moments — it was brought to my attention that a follow-up could be helpful to explore when switching therapists may be a good decision. It can’t be overstated how complicated of … More When is it Time to Change Therapists?

Relationship Breakups: The Commitment to Separation

How many times have you ended a relationship and continued to be at least somewhat involved with your ex? At first, there is the pain, or the relief, the anger, sadness, etc. But as time goes by, people often end up drifting back together — they start talking, having sex, spending time together, and soon … More Relationship Breakups: The Commitment to Separation

Ending Arguments

Relationships all have their bumpy moments. Some happen more than others, but relationships that last are able to move forward from these moments without getting caught up in the bumps for lengthy periods of time. One of the notable issues I’ve witnessed time and again in my practice are opposing (and complementary) processes that often … More Ending Arguments