Sometimes, a relationship is just not a good fit. Friends, lovers and even family…. You get to choose who you allow to be a part of your life, and who you don’t.
But how do you know when it’s time to leave a relationship? This is a question that comes up a lot in the therapy office, so let’s dig in!
Here’s the deal. People stay in unhealthy relationships longer than they need to. People stay in boring, tired, worn out relationships too. People just tend to stick around in any old relationships when the thing is dead and gone. Why? Because breaking up is worse.
Breakups are one of the hardest transitions in life. Humans are meant to connect, so leaving any kind of relationship for any kind of reason is very hard for us all. It’s ok. We can do hard things, right?
When you are considering leaving a relationship, it’s a good idea to take a personal inventory. Here’s a few questions to ask yourself:
We are living in an ever-increasing culture of burnout, and it’s time for change!
What’s Burnout? It’s what happens when we are repeatedly stressed out emotionally and physically by work, our home life or our relationships. Burnout happens in every area of life. As a therapist, two of the most popular reasons people start working with me are unhappiness with jobs or discontent within relationships, and a lot of times this is because folks are totally burned out!
Features of burnout on an individual level are:
Burnout can also have physical symptoms! Headaches, stomach aches, leg pains, sleeplessness, overthinking, anxiety, or depressed feelings can all be indicators of being burned out. The list goes on & on!
The main problem with burnout is a lack of empowerment that makes us flat...
Personal growth is great and all...but most people have no idea where to begin. This podcast will help you get started in a healthy direction.
Many people have dynamics in their lives that are not working for them. Maybe it's your boss, or some dynamic in your parenting or relationship. And yet, what do we do? We just stay there...in the misery, feeling like there's nothing we can do. Here's an idea! If something in your life is not working, figure out how to FIX it. Let me guide you through an exercise of figuring out where there's trouble and help you along on the path to resolving problem areas. This is your life, friend. Enjoy it.
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Let's move forward. In our own time, in our own way. In this episode, we discuss how you can begin to move out of "pandemia" and into your life, with confidence and less struggle. This episode outlines a process for how you can move forward with intention, direction and action. Pick one thing and use this method to create the change you want in your life.
Are there unhealthy dynamics in your relationships? Most of us have areas in which we could improve our friendships and partnerships.
Let's talk about some of the more damaging relationships dynamics that we need to ditch in order to embrace the people in our lives and be happier and more loving in our relationships.
If you want to get a peek inside the therapists office, here is your chance!
I am teaching you all about a method of therapy that you can use every day, in your own life. In a flat 20 minutes.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the Gold Standard in the therapy world and now I am going to teach you the basics.
It's easy to use and really helps us change our thinking when it's causing us problems.
In this episode I tell you about one of my role models, Glennon Doyle and why her work can go ahead and count as therapeutic.
Learn about how using our "human resources" can help us to live our best life.
I break down Glennon's work into categories and talk about why it's important!
Let's get some therapy from Glennon Doyle. Hopefully she's cool with that!