Relationships are work and wonderful. They are meant to challenge us and help us grow into our fullest expression, but there are also relationships where we feel depleted; our needs are repeatedly ignored; and the other person is unwilling to see or hear us. Those are the relationships that need boundaries set or reset. Here we walk you through how to know what your needs are - inner ring and outer ring - and to re-evaluate who is around you as you go through this part of your life.Read More
Though some boundary conversations can be “tricky”, most situations around boundary setting are actually fairly straightforward. Read the full blog post for four guiding principles that are helpful when it comes to understanding, setting, and maintaining healthy boundaries in relationships.Read More
Our clients do really hard work in their emotional lives, and get good at noticing patterns. One pattern that's come up is noticing they've been cheated on in their past relationships - more than once. It's normal to wonder, "What did I do wrong? Why does this keep happening to me?" One of our Chicago office therapists, Emily Drake, offers a way of how to do things "right" as you go into your next relationship or building trust again with a current / recent partner after relationship betrayal.Read More
Agreements. We make them everyday, with each other and with ourselves. The essence of the word for my purpose is the awareness that we have taken on, been given, been named something in our past that has stuck with us to this day. Somewhere along our journey, we made an agreement with this moniker that it was and is true about me.
What have you taken on as “true” about you?Read More