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Women: Run Like Hell From This Kind Of Relationship

I’m seeing a new relationship trend emerging among my clients. And, frankly,  it’s not a good one. What’s a trend in psychotherapy? Well, it’s when you start hearing very similar stories from several clients — enough times that it makes you go hmm. Lately, for example, I’ve seen a spike in generalized anxiety which many trace […]

The Kind Of People Who Divorce *PODCAST*

  Are you wondering if you’re the “kind of person” who gets a divorce? You’re not alone. Psychotherapist and best-selling author, Abby Rodman, explores why we don’t think we’re that “kind of person” until we do. Join Abby Rodman as she talks about the negative effects of labels and self-judgment when you’re contemplating divorce or […]

The Kind Of People Who Divorce

I spent what felt like a hundred years wondering if I should divorce. I had a lot of questions and no answers. I knew I wasn’t happy but, really, wasn’t happiness overrated? I wondered: Were other married couples happy? Was that a thing? Maybe we’re all in silent cahoots slogging through the misery. Truth is, […]

Pre-Thanksgiving Plummet: Dreading The Holidays?

The Pre-Thanksgiving Plummet sneaks up on you. You’re still flying high on warm memories of summer, while enjoying the relief of cooler temps. Then, without warning, a heaviness takes root in your chest. The holidays are around the corner. You may feel overwhelmed — there’s so much to do! — or inexplicably sad. While others seem excited for the next couple of months, you’d rather pull up the covers and set your alarm for January 2nd.

Dear Sexual Assault Guy: I Want To Be You

Just so there’s no confusion, you’re not one of the good guys. I don’t want to hear about your selfless deeds, your charitable givings, your churchgoing ways. I don’t care about your rescued dog, your recycling, your sobriety. Because none of those things matter when you walk this earth as a sexual predator.

Secrets and Lies: How They’re Toxic To Your Relationship *PODCAST*

Deciding to keep a secret or tell a lie is always a choice. And, often, we choose either or both because we’re afraid we can’t withstand the consequences of coming clean. But which is preferable: A relationship (and, perhaps, a life) suffocated by the heavy curtains of secrets and lies? Or a deeply-breathed life lived with a clear conscience and self-respect?