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Holiday Anxiety? Try These 5 Coping Skills

Holiday Anxiety? Try These 5 Coping Skills

Four shopping trips, three awkward chats, two crowded parties, and a dinner with your rude in-laws. Unsurprisingly, the holidays can bring about increased stress and heightened expectations. In addition to our everyday lives, the holiday season can come with pressure...

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How Does Shame Affect a Relationship?

How Does Shame Affect a Relationship?

“Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” – Brené Brown I sit in my chair facing Marcy and Lou*, the couple I’ve been seeing for a few months. They came for counseling after Lou...

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4 Steps to Get Your Love Language Heard

4 Steps to Get Your Love Language Heard

Couples often enter the therapy room saying, "we just aren't speaking the same language!" Couples who say this phrase often feel their relationship needs are not being met. Or perhaps one doesn't don't feel cared for or understood by their partner. One common reason...

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