LIFETIME COUNSELING AND CONSULTING’S BLOG
BY NATALIE JONES, LPCC, PSYD.
When you are in a relationship, communication is essential. Part of learning about your partner is being able to talk to them about likes/dislikes, past relationship history, goals, and problems. This is part of building an emotionally and psychologically healthy relationship. Asking your partner questions helps you get to know your partner, establish trust, boundaries, […]
Dear Valentine’s Day: I Hate You! How to Get Through Valentine’s Day As A Single Person You know the feeling…. When you walk in the store and you see the red heart shaped boxes of candy, the fluffy teddy bears, the roses, and the cards. It may as well be in big bold letters – […]
Struggling with how to get back into dating after you leave a domestic violence relationship? Here are some suggestions that will help push forward, and find your happy place again.
Struggling to get through Mother’s Day? Was your mother abusive or neglectful towards you? Did you decide to sever the relationship because it was toxic? Do you feel out of place by everyone talking about their wonderful relationships with their mom, while your relationship was the exact opposite? Here are some ways to help you cope, and heal on a non-traditional Mother’s Day.
Ever wonder if the person you are sleeping with is a narcissist? Here are some sexual signs, that your lover may be a narcissist.
Are you stuck in an abusive relationship, and can’t get out of it? Do you feel like you are all alone and that with each passing day you slip further into despair? You are not alone, and abuse is not okay. Here are some tips that can help you navigate getting out of your abusive relationship.
It can be difficult to move on after a breakup, particularly if your ex is flaunting their happiness in front of you. Here are 7 tips that can help you pick up the pieces and move on with your life.
If you are still in a relationship with your parent who abused you during childhood, and have difficulty managing your interactions, here are some tips that can help.
If you were never shown love or affection as a child, there is a strong chance that has impacted your ability to express love and affection in your adult relationships. Here are 6 signs that you may be affectionately challenged in your relationships.
When we struggle with feelings of being unloved and unwanted in our relationships with our parents, it sets the standards for how we try and obtain love in our adult relationships. Here are some ways in which we try and obtain love in all the wrong ways….
Do you ever wonder why you end up in the same type of unhealthy relationships? Or why dysfunctional people continue to come in your life? Here are some reasons why people who are abusive are continuously drawn to you….
Feeling like you can’t trust your partner? Have you turned into a detective, and spend all of your spare time checking up on your lover? Here are some reflections on why you should turn in your detective badge and focus on you.
If you were abused as a child, you may find that you engage in behaviors that are not beneficial to you or your relationships as an adult. Here are some things that you may be doing which could be reeking havoc on your life.
Do you suspect that the relationship that you are in is dysfunctional or abusive, but you can’t quite put your finger on what’s happening? Here are some suggestions that can help you to determine whether or not you are in a relationship with a narcissist.
Do you dread going home to visit your family during the holidays? Do you put yourself through stress and financial debt just to be around people that get under your skin? Here are some of the reasons why you put yourself through this torture every year.