Codependents & Boundaries: Why Do They Struggle?

If you’ve been taught to disregard your own needs and instead focus on meeting the needs of others ever since your childhood, there is a good chance that you have developed at least some codependent traits. As a codependent, you...

Here’s Why You Dislike Being Ignored

Have you ever felt intense and overwhelming anger after being ignored by someone in your life? It would be a surprise if your answer was no. In fact, being hurt or angered when someone ignores you is an entirely natural...

Am I Too Needy? How To Gain Independence In A Relationship

Being infatuated with your partner at the start of a relationship is perfectly natural. What’s more, you may still be equally crazy about your partner years after you first started dating. And that’s great, too. However, being too dependent on...

Can You Take A Break From Your Relationship?

Taking a break may be an effective way to deal with trust issues, constant arguing, boredom, intimacy problems, or any other challenges in a relationship. It can give you some time to work on yourself or consider certain issues in...

Coping With An Anxiety Crisis: How To Center Yourself

Occasional feelings of isolation, fear, panic, and uncertainty are natural responses to stressful situations. However, these emotional reactions are far more intense and take a greater emotional toll on individuals with anxiety disorder.  While you may feel like there’s nothing...

Underlying Issues for Relationship Challenges

Love addiction, love avoidance, and love ambivalence are terms we use in the “self-help” category. In clinical psychology we use such terms as attachment disorder and erotomania (falsely believing that someone loves you when they don’t). Beneath these conditions are...

A Mind-Body Perspective on Anxiety, Depression and Attachment

Undeniably the mind and body are connected and are more and more being understood as one bidirectional system. Therefore when anxiety, stress and trauma impact the mind they also directly influence a cascade of biological systems within the body. Our...