Relationships

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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A Psychologist Spills the Truth on Dating Outside Your Type

Should you date outside your type? First, declaring that you have a “type” in the first place can pigeonhole you into overlooking potential partners based on superficial traits. While it’s common for us to gravitate toward people with specific qualities, being attracted to one “archetype” doesn’t necessarily mean we’re pursuing relationships with compatible partners. Science…

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This Is the Love Lesson Every Therapist Wishes You Knew

Therapists aren’t exactly supposed to spill the tea. However, there is one lesson that is so essential for couples that I feel it must be shared with everyone both inside and outside of my office! I’m talking about a not-so-little thing called differentiation. Have you ever noticed the way we love to give celebrity couples…

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Hack Your Brain to Get Over a Breakup

They weren’t kidding when they said breaking up is hard to do. Breakups devastate us because we feel like we’re losing access to a person we need in order to be happy. We’re not just letting go of a person. We’re letting go of our expectations, reliving traumatic messages from childhood that told us we’re…

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Before You Delete the Dating Apps (Again) Try This Dating Method

As a psychologist in private practice, I hear a lot of complaints about online dating.  My clients have been ghosted, catfished, breadcrumbed, disappointed, and discouraged.  Many have also found love, friendship, interesting conversation, and connection.  Modern dating is tough and it’s challenging to date in a way that feels healthy and authentic. Below is a…

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