When does venting turn into something we call “trauma dumping”? At what point does our venting turn into something more toxic to those around us? I think most of us could agree that life just gets really hard sometimes and comes with many challenges. Sometimes these challenges leave us wanting extra attention or support from […]
There are so many thoughts and feelings that come up when you are either giving or receiving feedback. Why does feedback so often feel like a negative experience when it’s such an essential part of most relationships (both interpersonal and professional)? When feeling negative emotions surface from a feedback experience (whether you were the one […]
Vulnerability. The mere mention of the word can make grown men squirm and grown women hide! It’s something we don’t often talk about, yet it is universal to all human beings. In the context of human relationships, vulnerability is the glue that connects us, yet terrifies most of us at the same time. When the […]
You just broke up with your partner, and you now find yourself with an enormous amount of energy that you used to spend on that person. Take this opportunity to re-center that energy onto yourself. Often times, people tend to use this energy in the wrong way. You obsess about what you did wrong or […]
How to tell someone you are in counseling at the Center for Growth / Sex Therapy in Philadelphia. Step by step guide.
Feel like you are forced into therapy by a loving partner? Do you feel like your partner is “nagging” you to go to therapy for a problem you don’t believe you have?
Should I tell my partner about being in counseling the decision to tell a partner that you are in counseling can be a difficult and anxiety producing one to make. There are no right or wrong answers – just different choices with different consequences.