Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

relationship & couples therapy

Posted on: April 2, 2012

The emotional and psychic pain brought on by problems in relationships can be devastating. The intensity of the stress stems from the fact that our romantic relationships are where our hearts and minds naturally go for sustenance and shelter in this harsh and fragmented world of ours. When this primary support system breaks down, when… Read More…

appetites, addiction & relationality

Posted on: October 3, 2011
addiction & balance

Human beings have a variety of powerful appetites. We hunger for food, love, fun, meaning, physical affection, bodily safety and material security.  Adults hunger for sex. Children hunger for play.  Both hunger for a sense of competence in navigating their environments. The list goes on. These appetites are not frivolous desires; they are physiological mandates… Read More…

a toxic relationship

Posted on: September 15, 2011

Every relationship we have with another person has its own culture, complete with its own norms, traditions, expectations, unwritten rules, implicit agreements, routines and historical artifacts. As is true with any other micro-culture (i.e. the workplace, the family, an organization), the culture of each individual relationship – personal or professional – can be healthy, toxic… Read More…

other people’s unhealthy choices

Posted on: August 15, 2011
unhealthy choices

It is very difficult when someone close to us continuously makes unhealthy choices – choices that lead to increased depression, anxiety, dysfunction, and suffering. Whether their decisions are related to a toxic relationship, substance abuse, finances or something else, the result is the same: Again and again, we find ourselves bearing witness to decisions that… Read More…