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How Codependency And Low Self Esteem Go Together

If you are codependent, you are most likely having problems with self esteem. You might be wondering how codependency and low self esteem go together. In order to having a strong sense of self esteem, you must feel connected to your core inner self so that you can tune into how to love and care for yourself. Codependency is when your life revolves around someone else, and you lose that vital connection to yourself. What Is [...]

2019-04-29T19:12:44-07:00April 29th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

How Relationships Affect Happiness Both Positively And Negatively

Happiness. It’s a feeling, an art and even a science. And relationships are often mentioned when happiness is discussed. Since relationships are complex, how relationships affect happiness is a study in itself. There’s no question that love can make you feel good, great, over-the-moon. But you can’t assume that happiness is dependent on love, or that relationships can “make” you happy. It should come as no surprise that satisfying relationships influence the lives of those in [...]

2019-04-07T18:01:19-07:00March 18th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

Can Emotional Abuse Make You Sick? Yes, And Here’s How

The goal of emotional abuse is to control, belittle, isolate and shame you into subservience.  At first, they entrap you with intense romance. Then they slowly isolate you so you become more and more dependent on them. But, can emotional abuse make you sick? Your sense of self-worth, self-confidence, and having your own ideas and perceptions erode. Over time, you lose your autonomy and sense of well-being. When people come to my office, most of the [...]

2019-04-07T18:02:57-07:00March 11th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

What Codependency Looks Like In A Dating Relationship

What codependency looks like is when one person slowly becomes much too dependent on the other person. Over time, one person takes too much responsibility for keeping in touch and connecting. The other person does too little, pulls back and withholds care, time and effort. Often, this will happen early on while dating. As one person withdraws, the other trys to make up for it by over functioning and working way too hard on the relationship. [...]

2019-03-04T14:35:43-07:00March 4th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

What Emotional Abuse Feels Like When It Starts

It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become emotionally abusive. Naturally, you want to know what emotional abuse feels like so you can spot it right away. At first, your partner may seem perfect. Maybe even too perfect. An emotionally abusive person can come off incredibly charming at first. The charm is what they show to the world. Friends and family might fall for it, too. The emotionally [...]

2019-02-04T18:03:34-07:00February 4th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

How Codependency Ruins Relationships Before You Even Know

If you’ve ever been called a codependent before, learning how codependency ruins relationships is a very important issue to look into. It’s not that codependents can’t create successful, happy partnerships, but that some of the core requirements for mutual and sustaining love are not as easy to create. Below you’ll find the core issues most codependents face along with how to address them so you have a better shot at creating and sustaining a happy relationship [...]

2019-01-25T19:24:05-07:00January 25th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

How To Cope With Unhappy Relationships and Depression

Relationships and depression do not always go together, but when they do it can be difficult to cope. The first step is admitting to yourself and then to each other that you are unhappy. This can involve the loss of a dream or an idea of what you thought you had. In order to see if things can get better, you have to admit there is a problem and talk about what went wrong. Rationalizing that [...]

2019-01-07T14:15:11-07:00January 7th, 2019|Relationships|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 [...]

2018-10-04T12:18:49-07:00October 4th, 2018|Relationships|0 Comments

Nagging Could be Key to A Healthy Relationship & Life: Six tips for nagging with love.

Nobody likes to be nagged, but there could be benefits to it, found a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that cancer patients who are nagged by a partner may fare better. In fact, research revealed that married people are 53 percent more likely to get the recommended or appropriate treatment for their cancer. Spouses often push patients to be treated aggressively rather than take a “watch-and-wait” approach. With this [...]

2014-04-03T00:27:04-07:00March 26th, 2014|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 [...]

2014-04-21T01:31:44-07:00March 26th, 2014|Relationships|0 Comments