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Can Relationships Cause PTSD & What to Do About It

Relationships can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, especially when there is domestic violence.  What is discussed less often is how seemingly ordinary interactions in relationships can trigger, or remind you, of an old trauma, and cause you to be re-traumatized.  Emotional abuse in the form of verbal attacks can also be more subtle, but over a period of time cause PTSD. PTSD from a serious threat(s) The first and probably most obvious criteria for developing [...]

2018-10-17T13:27:35+00:00October 17th, 2018|EMDR, PTSD|0 Comments

How Depression Hurts Your Relationship? (And What To Do When It Does)

Depression can be caused by many different life events, such as the death of a loved one, work problems, emotional abuse or even an unresolved traumatic event.  Feeling powerless and hopeless in your life, and not being able to resolve it, can be detrimental to your relationship. Sometimes you might not even know what you are feeling down about, and getting to the bottom of it will be crucial to a better future. How can depression [...]

2018-10-17T11:46:02+00:00October 17th, 2018|Depression|0 Comments

What To Do If Dating Is Too Stressful For You

Dating is often stressful, but in general, having fun with it is key.  If you are really stressed out, that can be a warning sign that you are not dating the right person.  It may also mean that you need to explore some things about yourself that will get down to the root cause of why dating is so stressful. Here are some guidelines that are especially helpful if it feels like dating is too stressful [...]

2018-10-04T12:18:49+00:00October 4th, 2018|Relationships|0 Comments

Five Relationship Patterns That Rule Your Dating Life

What are the pervasive relationship patterns that we repeat over and over? It’s important to know that often the relationship patterns we are entrenched in are largely unconscious to us.  Suddenly, we find ourselves entangled in something and not sure how we got there, or how we didn’t recognize it sooner.  We are unaware that these patterns exist, so we can’t extricate ourselves from them.  We have been observing other people in our lives doing them [...]

2014-04-21T01:31:44+00:00March 26th, 2014|Relationships|0 Comments