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The Paradox of Intimacy
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The Paradox of Intimacy
20
Aug

Within ourselves we have two sets of needs; self needs and relational needs. In relationships, it sometimes seems that our two sets of needs directly oppose each other. The feeling that our needs are being challenged, often leads to difficulties experiencing true intimacy. On one side we have RELATIONAL NEEDS of: Union: To unite with […]

Mutuality in Couple Relationships
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Mutuality in Couple Relationships
15
Jul

Most people operate from the perspective of “I come first” and the couple relationship comes second. We often prioritize our needs before the needs of our relationship. This works temporarily at the individual level because it seems less risky and easier to depend on yourself. However, when we see our partner operating from this individualistic […]

Why Do I Experience Anxiety?
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Why Do I Experience Anxiety?
29
May

Everyone experiences anxiety. Anxiety is functional in terms of acting as an inner warning system for danger. Anxiety becomes overwhelming when we are fearful of too many possible threats that don’t truly exist in reality for us.  The difference between feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and having a good amount of threat-aversion anxiety that is needed to […]