Foreboding joy is defined as a dress rehearsal for a tragedy. It is the “Holy crap!” moment that you experience when you realize that work is going well, your parents are doing okay, your children are happy, and you have a good relationship with your partner. Often the following thought is, “Something bad is going to happen”. Shame and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown says, “When we lose our … [Read more...] about Why Does Feeling Happy Makes You Feel Vulnerable? Let’s Talk About Foreboding Joy
The sexual difficulties that men experience during sex is often not talked about. Just because men do not talk about their challenges with orgasm, this does not mean that they are not suffering from it. If you are a man struggling with a sexual dysfunction, the first step to overcoming it is to talk about it with your partner and with a professional. If you are experiencing any sexual issues … [Read more...] about Delayed Ejaculation: Male Orgasm is as Mental as Female Orgasm and Here is Why
We, almost always, expect reciprocity and fairness in our romantic relationships. We often expect loyalty as a form of repayment for our giving. If we have been wronged, we probably expect a resolution. Our actions towards others are determined by what we have received from them and by what we have given to them. In your romantic relationship, when your sense of fairness is being triggered, your … [Read more...] about Fairness in Romantic Relationships: Why Does Resentment Occur and How Can You Talk About It?
Endometriosis is a body-wide disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus causing pain, organ dysfunction and/or infertility. An estimated 176 million women around the world have endometriosis and the average time from the onset of symptoms until diagnosis is 8 to 10 years (Endo What? Documentary, 2016). Getting the appropriate treatment can be … [Read more...] about Endo Facts: The 4 Most Common Endometriosis Myths
4 Things to Do to Prevent Conflict in Romantic Relationships John Gottman defines a gridlock issue as a conflict where a couple argues about the same issue frequently. For Gottman, these are the conversations where maintaining a dialogue is often challenging and a conversation can easily turn into an argument. Negative emotions such as anger, resentment or betrayal can easily be escalated, and … [Read more...] about How Can You Move the Communication from Gridlock to Dialogue?
2020 was a challenging year for many of us. This year, I worked with clients on depression, relationship issues, sexual dysfunctions, anxiety, parenting, and trauma. Due to the global pandemic, overall anxiety levels have increased as expected. What I was not expecting was how frequently high functioning anxiety came up in my therapy sessions this past year. What we clinically define as anxiety … [Read more...] about New Year, Same Old Feeling: You May Have High Functioning Anxiety and Here is Why