Communication, Conflict, Dating, Emotions / Feelings, Relationships

How Should I Bring It Up? Tips for raising sensitive subjects (Part 1 of 2)

A great deal of the work I do with clients are helping them 1) identify what they are feeling/needing and 2) finding ways to express what they are feeling/needing. Feelings exist for all of us, whether we're able to put words to the feelings or not.  Some of us are more naturally in tune with… Continue reading How Should I Bring It Up? Tips for raising sensitive subjects (Part 1 of 2)

Conflict, Relationships

Conflict & Tension

Conflict is 100% natural in relationships.  Sometimes in couples’ therapy, my clients say “we never fight” to indicate the strength of their relationship.  But in fact, if you don’t ever have a conflict with your partner, that’s actually a red flag - it usually means that one or both persons are withholding their true thoughts… Continue reading Conflict & Tension