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How to Get Better Sleep When You Have Anxiety

When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? If you have anxiety, chances are it’s been awhile. Anxiety is notoriously known for disrupting sleep, which can start a viscous cycle of more anxiety about not sleeping leading to even mo...

A Clean Slate

Marie and Luke were in unfortunately familiar territory in this fight. Mostly they got along okay; but then something relatively small would happen and it would seem to set off a bigger fight. It was if the fight was about something bigger than what t...

Lovers (the Movie), Boredom, and Where Are You?

As a couples therapist, I have an interest in things that have to do with couples.  A new movie, Lovers, is about a long-time couple in which both people are having affairs but their own relationship starts to sizzle again.  There was a revie...

Parents: You’re Not Your Child’s Best Friend

I have worked with numerous families through the years, especially families of tweens and teens. If I never heard the following phrase again, especially coming from a mother or father of a teenager, I’d die one happy therapist:   “We...

Parental Mental Illness

Mental illness in families can be very challenging for everyone involved. Mental illness is a complicated disease to understand, let alone to cope with. Much more is known about mental illness now than it was decades ago, however, it is still difficult...

How Do I Know When It’s Time To Leave

How Do I Know When it’s Time To Leave? Maybe you're on the fence about leaving a relationship. Worry and fear keep you up at night. You wonder, what will happen if you leave? Will the kids be ok? Will you be okay on your own? These questio...

Coping with Loss

Each of us will face some sort of loss during our lifetime. Loss can include the passing away of a loved one, the loss of a job, divorce, decrease in mobility or body functions, and the loss of self after a life transition. There are many reactions to ...

Living with Hidden Pain

Living with pain, emotional or physical, can be more difficult when it isn’t obvious to those around you. I’ve heard too often about people being approached in a negative way for parking in the handicapped space because they don’t &ld...

Intimacy in Couples and Couples Therapy

Intimacy is an issue that comes up for many couples in couples therapy.  How intimate should a couple be with one another?  That is not a question that the therapist has an answer to, but rather one that the couple works out, and they may nee...

The Great Hidden Mindfulness Technique

Some time ago, I asked someone I trusted for advice on coping with emotional stress as I was going through a lot of big changes in my life.  Even though the changes were mostly positive, I was anxious, worried, and physically tense.  I rememb...

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Lovers (the Movie), Boredom, and Where Are You?

As a couples therapist, I have an interest in things that have to do with couples.  A new movie, Lovers, is about a long-time couple in which both people are having affairs but their own relationship starts to sizzle again.  There was a revie...

Parental Mental Illness

Coping with Loss

Living with Hidden Pain

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