By: Allison Petro, LMHC How many times have you said after the first date, “I’m in love! I have found the perfect man! He’s good looking, respectful, funny…” and the list goes on. But after some time, you are crying about the same man. He who never listens, dismisses your feelings, and/or only seems to want you for sex. Welcome
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By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Most of us have experienced a toxic relationship at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is obvious to see that the relationship is toxic. Other times, they sneak up on us and before we even realize it we are already sucked in. Toxic relationships are dangerous for many reasons. The most harmful effects are
By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC Often times I hear people say things like, “My wedding day was one of the happiest days of my life.” We don’t marry someone with the expectation that the marriage is going to end in lies, betrayal, and infidelity. Nor do we ever imagine having to google "how to recover from an affair." However, the harsh
By: Allison Petro, LMHC Are you dating a girl who feels as “Cold as Ice”? Or maybe you always find yourself thinking that the women you choose to date are cold one minute and hot the next. You are left feeling utterly confused. You might be wondering if you are dating what I call an Ice Queen. Here are 4
By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC In our world today, almost all of us can say that we know someone who is struggling with or has struggled in the past with an addiction. We see it on the news, on social media, and in our own communities. Recently, we learned that singer/songwriter Demi Lovato relapsed after battling with substance abuse and
By Janie Lacy, LMHC If your heart and gut tells you, “This is not how relationships should be” or “This doesn’t feel safe and loving”, you have a sign from your body and higher self that you are not in a loving and healthy relationship. It’s important to trust these warnings from your gut and/or your heart — much more than
By: Amanda Wiegert , LMHC An unhealthy relationship with food can impact many areas of your life including mood, productivity, self-esteem, and relationships. You may have an idea that your views of food are somewhat skewed. But ,you may not realize how truly unhealthy your relationship with food has become. Here are 5 ways recognize if you have an unhealthy
By: Colleen Andre, LMHC At this point of your life it has finally dawned on you that you did not have a childhood. Instead, you suffered parentification (a process of a role reversal where a child plays the parent to themselves or to their parent). Having fun and feeling carefree as a kid was not an option for you. The question
By Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC Are you often unable to stop talking, thinking, and worrying about other people and their problems? Do you find yourself rescuing and taking care of other people but neglecting to take care of yourself? Melody Beattie, a well-known author in the area of relationships, once wrote “A codependent person is one who has let another
By: Allison Petro, LMHC In our culture today, we are surrounded by mixed messages about respect in relationships. Simply listen closely to the lyrics of songs on your playlist; take notice of what you see on the big screen; and keenly observe what you read and see on social media. It makes sense that so many people in our society