Just because you don’t ask for much doesn’t mean you have to accept so little.

Are you clinging to someone who is halfway out the door? Are you accepting bad behavior because you’re afraid it’s the only thing keeping this person around? Are you having a hard time asking for what you need because it seems pointless or because you might upset someone? Do the words, “he should just know?” … Continue reading »
Just because you don’t ask for much doesn’t mean you have to accept so little.

Why Are You Hurting Yourself to Help Others?

Do you find yourself supporting someone that is unstable, immature, irresponsible, reckless, volatile or an under achiever? Do you cover for someone else’s shortcomings? Do you lie or do things for someone to protect them from the consequences of their own actions? Are you constantly seeking approval and fearing not being loved? If in your … Continue reading »
Why Are You Hurting Yourself to Help Others?

Are you controlled by your need to control?

We all like to believe we have control in our lives. By creating some sort of guidelines, rules and boundaries, we expect the payoff to be some semblance of order. Having control creates the perception of security and certainty. Ironically, control is a typical reaction to the fear of losing control. If you struggle with … Continue reading »
Are you controlled by your need to control?

Go ahead. Be Selfish.

“It’s all about me….” Actually. Yes. I’m giving you permission to make it all about you. When someone accuses you of being selfish, there is no doubt it was meant as an insult. There doesn’t seem to be any redeeming qualities about being selfish. But do you put yourself last in the happiness department? Do … Continue reading »
Go ahead. Be Selfish.

4 Reasons for Therapy for a Bad Relationship.

Sometimes we find ourselves in relationships that make us miserable more than they make us happy. Relationships that we know in our hearts are not right still have a hold on us. If you’re feeling stuck in a dead-end relationship that keeps drawing you back in, how do you know when you should seek therapy? 1. … Continue reading »
4 Reasons for Therapy for a Bad Relationship.