Relationship Issues

Are you in a codependent relationship?

Most people these days have heard the word “codependent” but what does it mean? It seems that there are as many definitions out there of the word as there are authors who write about it. Initially, the term codependency was used by those in the addictions field to describe a dysfunctional relationship where one person …

Affairs: To tell or not to tell?

It wasn’t that long ago that therapists specializing in relationship issues when treating someone who had had an affair, would strongly advise that they disclose the affair to their partner. A major assumption spurring this recommended action was that secrets act as a wedge between people and that emotional intimacy would be seriously compromised if …

Do you care too much what people think?

I cannot tell you how often I have heard clients say: “I wish I did not care so much what people think.” Whether your issue is with bosses, peers, parents, partners or even children, few of us have escaped becoming ensnared in trying to please someone else only to discover a sick feeling later of …

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