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Covert Abuse: Recognizing and Understanding its Impact

Covert Abuse: Recognizing and Understanding its Impact

Covert Abuse: Recognizing and Understanding its Impact When someone hears the word “abuse”, typically their mind jumps to hitting, punching, or some other form of physical boundary violation. However, studies are finding that abuse covers a much broader spectrum than just physical or sexual trauma. Covert abuse is understood as putting a

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Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better!

Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better!

Men and Therapy: Get Past the Stigma and Feel Better! Men benefit from therapy just as much as anyone else, but are generally very apprehensive about actually going to see a therapist. Only 2 out of 100 men seek outpatient help for depression, for example; the other 8 are more

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What is Post Induction Therapy and How Can It Help?

What is Post Induction Therapy and How Can It Help?

What is Post Induction Therapy and How Can It Help? Post Induction Therapy is a type of therapy that was created to help people with developmental immaturity that comes from developmental wounds. This style of therapy was developed by Pia Mellody, a leading proponent of issues relating to love addiction

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The Importance of Therapy for Partners of Addicts

The Importance of Therapy for Partners of Addicts

The Importance of Therapy for Partners of Addicts When you think of addiction therapy, who do you imagine is getting treatment? Are you thinking of the person who is suffering from the addiction? Don’t forget about the others who are affected by the addiction. Therapy can be extremely beneficial for

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Alcohol Addiction: How to Cope with Your Partner’s Drinking Problem

Alcohol Addiction: How to Cope with Your Partner’s Drinking Problem

Alcohol Addiction: How to Cope with Your Partner’s Drinking Problem When your partner has a drinking problem, he or she’s not the only one with a problem. You have one too, and it’s probably not going to be an easy fix.It’s not an easy subject to bring up with your

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Using Empathy to Help Your Partner Heal After An Affair

Using Empathy to Help Your Partner Heal After An Affair

Using Empathy to Help Your Partner Heal After An Affair The period after cheating has been discovered is painful, chaotic, and anxiety provoking. The vulnerability from the uncertainty of this experience can leave you feel like you’re crawling out of your own skin. Our natural reaction to this type of

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Dealing With Infidelity

According to a recent poll commissioned by The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41% of surveyed couples admitted that either or both individuals committed physical or emotional infidelity.   22% of married men and 14% of married women admitted to extramarital affairs and those percentages are higher in uncommitted relationships. 

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Rescuing the Rescuer

The rescuer is one who tries to save, prevent, protect, or mold. This role has good intentions, which can make it difficult for you to identify when this is a role that you are taking on. It can seem as though it would be even more admirable when you are

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Relationship Recovery From The Ground Up

For those who are in recovery, managing intimate relationships can be very difficult. A loss of trust, codependency, and poor communication can take their toll in relationship recovery. If you are in recovery for an addiction, regaining your partner’s trust can be extremely challenging. There is a difficult balance between

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Toxic Relationships

Many of the clients who I have seen are in a relationship that is full of arguing, drama, and constant stress. All relationships have their struggles, and all long-term relationships are hard work. However there is a certain group of relationships that carries on with this level of stress without

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