My Friends are the Loves of My Life

I recently told a dear friend that I felt like “my friends are the loves of my life.” She confided that she has always felt the same way. It struck me that that was no coincidence. As we increasingly experience an era where there are more people who never marry, more people who are divorced, … Read more

Repairing Relationships

What Does it Take to Repair a Fractured Relationship?  Mutual commitment;  Acknowledgment of the problems;  An understanding of each person’s deeply held values;  A willingness to be vulnerable;  Sincere apologies;  Forgiveness; and  Possible reconciliation. Mutual Commitment One cannot repair what does not exist and we cannot force people to remain in any circumstance if it … Read more

Love Yourself More

Love Yourself More I’ve been sharing the hashtag “love yourself more” on some of my social media posts for a while. I find that many people struggle privately with the question of their “love-ability.”  This often has to do with whether or not we are loved by someone else. It is such a big focus in … Read more

For Those Who are Lonely at the Holidays

Loneliness and Isolation One of the therapy and life topics that comes up a lot for people (clients, friends, family and colleagues) this time of year is loneliness and isolation.  For many people their loneliness did not start at the holidays…instead, it becomes more highlighted this time of year. I have a few thoughts on … Read more