14 tips navigating through your partner’s Passive Aggressive behaviors.

This is one of the major issues in a relationship, and it can be very difficult to deal with. The passive-aggressive partner may act like everything’s fine on the surface by agreeing with you or go along with what you say, but then later they turn around and do the opposite. Their anger might get expressed through sarcasm and insults....[ read more ]

8 ways to heal after an affair.

You're reading this article because you're going through a tough time. You've been betrayed and hurt by someone that you loved, trusted or admired. You may be asking yourself "why me?" or thinking about what might have happened if things had gone differently. The betrayal of an affair is difficult to come back from. It can take months, if not...[ read more ]

13 signs that you are dating a narcissist.

Last week, we talked about the love addiction again (with a new IG post, please read the previous blog post about love addiction here) and how it is often a coexisting condition for a sex addiction and/or a Narcissism. I have talked about the traits of a narcissist before, so this week, we will take a deep dive into what...[ read more ]

Are you or your partner struggling with BPD?

Working as a relationship therapist, I often see clients with Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD) both in an individual and in a couples treatment.   My individual clients with BPD/BPD traits find me after years of difficult and unsuccessful relationships, feeling unlovable and lost. They desperately want a healthy and long-lasting relationship but they lack any skills to create or maintain one.   Couples with...[ read more ]

What does it mean to be accountable in a relationship?

“You are not responsible for other’s feelings.” A lot of my clients recite this quote to me when I am doing EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) sessions with my couples. I agree. I believe that all of us are responsible for our own experience, as I talked about in my previous IG post.   But does that mean you can do...[ read more ]

Translation of what your anxious/avoidant partner is actually trying to tell you. *Attachment perspective*

Working as an EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) couples therapist, I find that a large portion of my work tends to be demystifying the actions or statements made by each partner. In this article, we are going to look at some of the common things that both anxious and avoidant type partners say and the actual intended meaning behind them. But...[ read more ]

15 signs to tell if you are with an emotionally unavailable partner.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about partners who are not emotionally available. A lot of my clients ask me to decipher their partners’ unpredictable and inconsistent behaviors. So I’ve decided to write a blogpost about the tips I give to my clients. Here are 15 ways to tell if you are with an emotionally unavailable partner.   They...[ read more ]

7 different ways to tell if you are being gaslighted

Are you being gaslighted? -7 different ways to tell if you are being gaslighted.   We talked about gaslighting briefly in my last blog post (5 ways to set healthy boundaries in romantic relationships). I wanted to dive in a little deeper with the topic in this blog post to raise some awareness as I frequently counsel clients, who are...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries in Romantic Relationships

One of the issues my clients struggle with the most is setting healthy boundaries with others, especially with their romantic partners. What is a boundary, you ask? Imagine having a protective bubble that you can surround/shield yourself with. You can make it as thick and hard as you want if you need a strong and firm protection. Or make it...[ read more ]

What Is a Love Addiction?

Have you heard of love addiction? I first learned about love addiction at a sex therapy training I took years ago. We were talking about sex addiction and someone asked about the difference between love and sex addiction to the instructor. The brief explanation was that the love addicts tend to be obsessed on the specific person, while sex addicts...[ read more ]

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