DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Would You Know If You Were In A Dysfunctional Relationship?

Definition

The terms “toxic,” “dysfunctional,” and “codependent” are used to describe relationships that are not working. Although experts decipher differences in their meanings, the terms are often used interchangeably. That is because they all...

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WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOUR PARTNER LATELY?

As part of my professional training, I spent many years studying psychoanalytic theory and technique. In short, my job was to help my clients examine past relationships for the purpose of understanding their present ones. The goal of the therapy was to develop Self-awareness.

After years of clinical work helping people to develop insight...

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MORE ON THE “PANIC OF THE I”

In my clinical practice, a very common reaction to the loss of a partner is “I don’t know who I am anymore.” Sound familiar?

One of my clients aptly referred to his post-divorce aloneness as the “panic of the I.” He compared his feelings to those of a toddler who feels the world is safe and friendly until his...

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PANIC OF THE “I”

Your divorce has thrown you into a very lonely place full of conflicted feelings of rejection and longing, love and hate, remorse and rage, not to mention sadness and relief. While you used to have a counterpart to help you through hard times, now you are on your own without a solid grasp on who you are as an individual. This is what I refer...

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CHANGE OR IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

How To Use The Power Of Empathy To Revive, Change Or Improve Your Relationship

What Is Empathy?

Simply put, empathy is understanding: the sensing of another person’s underlying feelings, wants, and emotional dynamics – looking at the world through their lenses – “What would I be feeling if I were him or her?”...

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