Relationships

How Childhood Trauma Affects Relationships

By Amanda Wiegert Childhood is the prime time for brain development and the time when people typically learn to have healthy attachments and a stable sense of love and security. However, when a person experiences something traumatic during childhood, it can interrupt their brain development and skew their sense of healthy relationships. Every person deserves to have healthy, loving relationships

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3 Lessons You Learn About Love If You’ve Ever Dated An “Ice Queen”

By: Allison Petro, LMHC There's a reason why they're called "Ice Queens". Women aren't the only ones in need of dating advice due to having an emotionally detached partner. Men may also fall into the hole of getting together with women who are not available, emotionally. Dating emotionally unavailable women can be exhausting and may even leave you feeling like

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4 Brutal Reasons It’s So Hard To Let Go Of Someone You Love, Even If They’re Toxic

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC You desperately want to leave, but what's stopping you? Most of us have experienced an emotionally abusive relationship at some point in our lives. Sometimes, it is obvious to see that the relationship is toxic. Other times, toxic love sneaks up on us and, before we even realize it, we are already sucked in. Toxic

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How To Overcome Codependency

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

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How To Treat Your Girlfriend So She Respects You More

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

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3 Reasons Why Powerful Women Fall For Emotionally Unavailable Men

There are specific qualities in the male character that appeal to women. Confidence. The man that has absolutely no insecurities….that you notice. Intelligence. The man who can hold an intellectual and lengthy conversation. Leadership.  The man who can lead a group or corporation in the right direction financially. All of the qualities mentioned above are great to desire in a

Dealing With In-Laws Who Do Not Seem To Accept You

Isn't it normal to want to be accepted by your in-laws? Not feeling accepted by your mother and father-in-law can bring complications, causing you to feel rejected and uncomfortable around them. If you think about it, you're joining into a family with a long history of established bonds. Realistically, it can feel like you are the outsider, especially when your

4 Warning Signs Your Partner Is Toxic & Controlling That You Should Never Ignore

By: Collen Andre, LMHC Toxic partners come with warning signs. You feel devastated, empty, and ashamed. You are yet again alone and destroyed by another bad relationship with a toxic person. Why is it that you only see the signs of a toxic relationship after it has ended? Why were you so blind to your partner's controlling behavior and frequent

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Developing Compassion After Trauma & Heartbreak | Orlando Substance Abuse Counseling

By: Jessica Candelaria Lipsey Individuals who have experienced tragic or traumatic events in their life often struggle with self-hatred or intense shame.  These core feelings prevent self-love and compassion, ultimatelypostponing healthy, desirable relationships.  Furthermore, if someone has experienced trauma and lacks healthy coping skills, they are more likely to use alcohol or other substances to self-medicate. Over 80% of individuals

Start Fresh and New Beginnings | Orlando Life Coach

by Mike Martinez As the new year begins I can’t help but think of the many new beginnings that it will bring. Maybe you’re starting a new job this year. Perhaps you’re moving into a new apartment, house, or maybe even a new city. Maybe this year you’re becoming a Mom or a Dad for the first time. That’s quite