Blog Posts for Life Transition

Why Do People Have Open Relationships?

Posted:   July 03, 2014 by Gina Senarighi

People have open relationships for all kinds of reasons. Just like monogamous relationships, people choose non-monogamous relationships for both healthy and unhealthy reasons.  

Is it OK to feel Ambivalent?

Posted:   June 12, 2014 by Nani Waddoups

Ambivalence: the co-existence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing the individual in conflicting directions.

How Do You Know When to Start Therapy?

Posted:   May 31, 2014 by Gina Senarighi

Friends and family often ask me for tips on starting therapy off on the right foot. It can be scary to make your first appointment with a stranger. But investing in good counseling can be one of the most valuable decisions you ever make. Here are seven things that may help you if you’re considering therapy.

There is No Perfect Partner

Posted:   May 22, 2014 by Jeff Guenther, LPC

I come across a lot of clients who are having many short term relationships and seem to be stuck in a constant state of casual dating even though they say the want to find a long term partner to settle down with. There are many different reasons that can be causing this to happen in their life but the reason I am going to be focusing on today is letting go of finding the perfect partner.

Do People Really Hate Change?

Posted:   May 21, 2014 by Dan Harold LCSW QMHP

People often talk about how difficult change is. But if we really stop and look back on most of the difficult periods of our life, we often learn to appreciate the results of change. Of course there are certain hurtful experiences that will never feel positive. I want to acknowledge that, and point out that I'm talking about all the other changes in our lives. Not everything makes sense, and not everything happens for a reason.