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Author: grovedating

Parents, Do Your Children Know?

Much of  what shapes our beliefs about self, others and the world stem from the quality of attachment to parents and primary caregivers.  It impacts self-esteem and the secure base in which we learn to explore the world.  According to Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC and the author of The Emotionally Absent Mother, “Studies show that securely […]

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When Honesty is Not the Best Policy in Relationships

 once heard a client say with great pride that she has always been “honest” in her relationships.  She told people how she felt about them and situations at hand.  For her it was inauthentic or “fake” not to be this way.  I validated that this has been her belief system, likely learned at some time, […]

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How to Sabotage Your Relationships by Not Owning Your Stuff

If you’re wondering why your relationships often go awry or seem more difficult than they should be, perhaps it’s time to consider your role.  “I have a role?” you ask.  Yes, you just might.  The baggage you’ve been carrying could be weighing you AND your relationships down.

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10 Ways to Betray Your Relationship (Other Than Infidelity)

Intimate relationships thrive on emotional safety.  The more each partner feels they can turn towards each other, seek shelter in each other from the storms of life, the  greater the security. When I work with couples, I look for not only their relationship strengths but the unmet needs showing themselves in the myriad of ways […]

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Are You in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship?

Do you feel like you have to “walk on eggshells” around your partner? Are you afraid a lot of the time in your relationship? Is your self esteem being slowly eroded? It’s possible you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship.

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Relationship Roadblocks?

If you are one of the many out there who finds yourself in repetitive patterns of unhealthy relationships, perhaps you might benefit from identifying your attachment style – which not only could answer some fundamental questions for you around your relationship “triggers” but also provide clues as to why you attract certain types of people.

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What Did I Do Wrong? Understanding Relationship Betrayal

Think back to a time when you felt betrayed. What did the person do? Did they confess? How did you feel? Why do you think you felt that way?

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What’s Your Role? See Your Part.

In situations or relationships with any kind of difficulty – tension, feeling hurt, conflicts, mismatches of wants . . . the usual crud – it’s natural to focus on what others have done that’s problematic.

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Long Distance Relationship Advice

Long distance relationship is not a piece of cake to deal with, but nowadays, when more and more people meet each other through online dating sites, “distant love” is becoming a common thing in our everyday life. Almost every third couple experienced long distance relationships at least once. No matter how far from each other you live, distance […]

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