Tag Archives: Connection

Two Therapists Talking: Maintenance Sex

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss the concept of “maintenance sex” and scheduling times to have sex. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss write us at … Continue reading

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When Being Right Doesn’t Matter…

I think most people enjoy being right. I know I do. But sometimes being right isn’t the most important thing. I know some of you may think that sounds like sacrilege! But it is true.  Sometimes the most important thing … Continue reading

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New Episode of Two Therapists Talking…

The latest episode of Two Therapists Talking is out. In it Jasmine St. John and I discuss John Gottman’s concept of bids and how important it is to recognize when your partner is making a bid to connect. If you … Continue reading

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Emotional Connection…What Is It?

Emotional connection is a phrase that is often used in therapy. We hear about it frequently.  People say they want it.  I’ve heard people say, “we met and had an instant emotional connection.” Others often say they don’t feel emotionally … Continue reading

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The Power of People

I often spend time in session encouraging clients to connect with other people, to make new friends.  Sometimes I want them to build a strong support network where they can share things about their life.  When I say things, I … Continue reading

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Sharing versus Dumping…There is a Difference

There are many reasons people choose to not share personal information, feelings and stories with others.  We all control what we share to varying degrees.  Things like the nature of the relationship usually impact that. For example, you may share … Continue reading

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Diving in the Deep End…

When I hear those lyrics I am reminded of so many of my clients. They come into therapy wanting deeper, more connected relationships.  They have some idea of where there want to be.  They’ve waded into a relationship and they … Continue reading

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