Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category

Overcoming the Effects of Abuse

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Overcoming the Effects of Abuse Many people who have been abused or bullied suffer in silence as they try to avoid anger, criticism, insults and resentment from others. They make choices that are designed to meet the approval of others rather than trying to fulfill their own goals and wishes. They live in fear of […]

The Conversation You Need to Have With Your Spouse

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

When two people start dating, they talk about all sorts of things; music, hobbies, sports, favorite foods, movies, religion, family and parents, careers, and of course, sex. However, there is one topic that never seems to get any attention until it is already a problem in the relationship. Money is the one thing that sabotages […]

Vacation Time is a Necessity

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Most of us consider a weekend getaway to be a vacation. However, research suggests that individuals who do not take at least two full weeks off from work each year have an increased risk of heart disease and women, in particular, are more susceptible to depression. All over the world people take vacations spanning from […]

Toxic Friendships

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Friends are an essential element of emotional health and wellbeing. Having someone to turn to in times of sadness, fear and anger or just to share happy news can make a considerable difference in the way a person feels. Still, many people have friends who may inadvertently be causing more emotional damage than good. A […]

Normal Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorder: What is the Difference?

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Everyone feels some level of anxiety at some point. Whether delivering a presentation to a large group of peers or interviewing for a new job, short-term nervousness and discomfort are inevitable. However, for an individual who suffers from an anxiety disorder, these feelings are so severe and overwhelming that they completely envelop him and make daily […]

The Effects of Stress on the Sex Life

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Stress can be caused by anything from work to family finances and the subsequent results can lead to other problems. But while most issues brought on by stress are just considered a normal part of a busy life, one of the most difficult problems caused by stress can be a decrease in sex drive. And […]

How Therapy Can Help Communication in Couples

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

There are countless factors that can negatively impact the condition of a relationship; infidelity, illness, addiction, depression, lack of communication, and anger issues are only a few. Unfortunately, even if both parties are open to working on the relationship, neither may have any idea how or where to begin. Regardless of the longevity or nature […]

Obsessing over a breakup? Stop!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

By Mary Darling Montero, BounceBack Therapy Expert A lot of people wonder how to start feeling better when they can’t stop thinking about a breakup. Some have even used the word “obsessed” to describe the way a breakup dominates their thoughts. Scientists who study the brain have found that different thoughts and feelings create specific […]

7 Signs You May Need A Marriage Tune Up

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Every marriage will have its ups and downs. Regardless of the length of time you have been married there will be times when you wonder what you were thinking when you said “I Do”. The best way to avoid these types of feelings is to see the warning signs that, maybe, your marriage is in […]

Treasure Hunting in Minefields

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Guest post by Melody Brooke, MA, LPC, LMFT Sometimes talking to our partner is like walking on a minefield, isn’t it?  And, you don’t know when you are going to lose a limb! What if you could release the trigger with no casualties? It would allow you to discover the treasure inside the mine. You […]