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Relationships and Bipolar Disorder

Relationships and Bipolar Disorder

Getting Support with Relationship Therapy Bipolar disorder is a condition impacting an individual's mood. While manageable, it influences one's thoughts, feelings, and conduct within romantic relationships. Individuals with bipolar disorder can undergo intense mood...

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A Guide to Coping During The Holidays

A Guide to Coping During The Holidays

Navigating Tension and Stress in Your Relationship During The Holidays: A Guide to Coping The holiday season is often depicted as a time of joy, togetherness, and celebration. However, the reality can differ for many, primarily...

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Why Should I Forgive?

Why Should I Forgive?

An ancient saying says, "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face." This is a warning to people not to act out in anger or resentment because you only end up harming yourself. Over time, these resentments can build until the individual develops feelings of...

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Am I Sad or Depressed?

Am I Sad or Depressed?

Every one of us will experience sadness in our lifetime. It is entirely normal and natural. But some people feel something more profound and overwhelming than sadness. They may feel this way despite nothing difficult happening. So how can we tell the difference...

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Effect of Child Abuse on Adult Experiences

Effect of Child Abuse on Adult Experiences

Each year in this country, thousands of children are the victims of child abuse by parents, guardians, and other adults. Whether this abuse is physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional, it can leave scars on their heart and psyche for many years. Here are just some of...

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How To Know You Are Dealing With A Narcissist

How To Know You Are Dealing With A Narcissist

Often we think we know what narcissism looks like. After all, aren't most politicians and Hollywood A-listers narcissists projecting their massive egos onto the world? While that may be true, narcissists come in all shapes and sizes. They walk among us, some of them...

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Romantic Love versus Lasting Connection and Bonding

Romantic Love versus Lasting Connection and Bonding

Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (the approach I use), wrote in her book Hold Me Tight, “Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us. Love also enhances our sense of connection to the larger...

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Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling: How to Regulate During Difficult Conversations During difficult conversations, it's common for us to become triggered by something our partner has said. We can feel calm one moment, but the next, we are thrown into "fight or flight" mode, our...

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Relationship Therapy and Neurodivergence

Relationship Therapy and Neurodivergence

Many neurodivergent clients I work with have shared with me that the idea of dating too them is terrifying. Often there are feelings of nervousness about holding their own in a conversation with someone they've just met, and they can find small talk very stressful. In...

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Finding Yourself in Relationship

Finding Yourself in Relationship

When we first fall in love with that special someone, we want to spend all our time together. We feel better when we are with our significant other. This is the infatuation stage, and admittedly, it feels terrific. But enduring relationships move past this stage and...

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