How To Find Calm When Your Relationship Ends

"If someone loves me, I must have significance" - Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages

The woman sobbed as she sat in my therapy room. “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I don’t know what to do with myself every day when I get home from work,” she said as she described the way she felt in the days after her relationship ended. Riddled with anxiety about the future, she hardly recognized herself.


6 Tips For When Your Relationship Brings Out The Worst In You

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

From time to time, I see people who have trouble staying calm in their intimate relationship. They may have endless patience with co-workers, customers, and friends but struggle to offer their partner that same calm presence.


How To Stay Calm When You’re A Frustrated Parent

"The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror." -  Brené Brown

Parenting has more than its share of frustration. This important and unrelenting job pushes most people to the limits of patience. Children see the priorities of a day differently than does an adult. They are growing and learning and take time to learn skills, develop time management, and manage their emotions.

Despite the inevitable frustrations of parenting, maintaining patience as much as possible is important. Most parents understand that to create the kind of loving relationship that is vital to a child's healthy development, reducing frustrated outbursts is key.


How to Build Confidence after Betrayal

“It was a mistake," you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
― David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

The term "stabbed in the back" is often used to describe betrayal. It illustrates the pain and the shock that is often evoked following a betrayal event.

Betrayal takes many forms. A lover who sleeps with someone else, a good friend who spreads vicious rumors about you, or a business partner who takes all the money and leaves your name on the paperwork for the debtors. These are just a few examples of what betrayal looks like.