Posts by Lori Simms

Is This Specific Codependency Dynamic Driving Your Relationship?

Are you concerned that you’re caught up in codependency? While the specifics of your relationship are unique, the patterns that play out in codependent relationships are pretty predictable. In fact, you may feel like you’re getting into relationships with the same person over and over again in your life. “Codependency is a dysfunctional relationship dynamic…

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Why Some Couples Need Discernment Counseling Before the Divorce Ink Is Dry

There’s one last stop on the road to divorce that all couples should know about. It’s called discernment counseling. The purpose of discernment counseling isn’t to talk anybody out of anything. Its purpose is to ensure that both parties are given the tools and opportunity to achieve full clarity about the decision to separate before…

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Avoid These Five Communication Blunders in Your Relationship

Why does communication break down so easily for couples? Most of us carry common habits into our communication styles without even knowing that we’re sowing seeds of hurt, distrust, and miscommunication. Discovering our communication mistakes is freeing because it allows us to escape cycles that have left us feeling frustrated for so long! How do…

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Love Bombing Is the Dating Red Flag You Need to Know About

Have you ever had someone make it clear that they’ve fallen in love with you on a first date? Don’t trust it. They were probably love bombing you. While some people really do know that they’ve found “the one” at first glance, the truth is that love at first sight is rare. What’s more, a…

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The Strange Trend of Constantly Questioning Your Relationship

Are you constantly questioning your relationship more than you think you should be? You’re not alone. Social media is making it hard to feel satisfied. Being bombarded with pictures of perfect relationships makes it hard to know what the “real deal” is even supposed to look like these days. However, constantly questioning your relationship could…

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Is Loneliness Really Your Problem?

Do you want to know the secret to never feeling lonely again? It’s radical self-acceptance. I’m not talking about throwing all of your plans for self-improvement in the trash. You know which areas of your life, personality, and personal development could use a little tweaking. What I am talking about is the concept of being…

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Are You Suffering From Relationship Burnout?

Starting the new year is a natural time to reflect on your romantic life. There’s no doubt that your relationship will be part of the audit if you’re taking time to reflect on the highs and lows of the past 12 months. If you’re finding yourself reluctant to replay highlights from your relationship this year,…

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Love at First Sight? Is It Nothing More Than a Fairy Tale?

Many people believe in the idea of the “fairy tale” romance and “love at first sight.” It would be so thrilling to come across “the one” while waiting in line for our morning coffee or during our morning commute. It would certainly take the work out of dating, being rejected, and dealing with the uncertainties…

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Tips From a Psychologist: How To Cope With Rejection

Everyone experiences a breakup at some point in their lives. It happens within a new relationship, or you’ve been together for a while. Rejection hurts, and no one enjoys breaking up. It’s essential to allow yourself time to grieve. However, it’s equally important to lean on your support system and develop healthy coping strategies to…

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There’s a Dating App for Your Attachment Style

Do you know your dating attachment style? Finding a perfect match can be impossible if you don’t. Attachment style refers to the “way” you bond with a romantic partner. It’s believed that our attachment preferences are formed in childhood based on interactions with our caregivers. I’m going to show you how to use the right…

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