By request…today we are going to talk about a way of thinking, a paradigm that will help navigate the waters of relationship with folks that may not always be all that safe. This is a common question I have from clients that are working so hard to develop good boundaries… [Read More]
Childhood sexual abuse takes many forms. It can be anything from inappropriate touch to rape, with an extensive continuum of victimizing behaviors in between. The abusers can be friends, family, or strangers. They are most often not easily identified. Victims of sexual abuse are varied also, not able to be… [Read More]
It seems to happen to most couples at some time or another in a marriage. The distance or “roommate” bug comes up and bites you. Busy lives get in the way of spending time together, talking, connecting, and being intimate. Kids, sports, activities, jobs, volunteering, suddenly take over what used… [Read More]
Say it loud and proud, “COUNTER-DEPENDENT!” That is how I am feeling right now. It began a couple of months ago when someone insinuated I should work toward eliminating my counter dependent issues. The person happened to be a fellow therapist and counter dependent. Recently my feeling was reinforced when… [Read More]
As therapists we are necessarily aware of the pain of the human condition. Some of this awareness is a result of our profession and much of it results from the work we do on ourselves. I found it entertaining when along the line someone suggested therapists become such because they are… [Read More]
Counter dependency Check out our next podcast on Counterdependency!