Fueled By Fear: Navigating Relationships When We’re Afraid They’re Going To Leave

The fear of abandonment is real. It’s human nature, really. As social creatures, we are wired for connection – in fact, our very survival depends on it. It’s common to feel a little nervous when we perceive even a hint of rejection from someone we’re attracted to, but for some, that feeling goes from nervousness […]

Personal Space and Self-Care During Lockdown

Things have certainly changed in the last few months. With the lock down or “stay at home” order, many of us are finding that- like it or not, we are forced to stay put. This can look different for different people. Some of us are staying at home with our partner, children, or roommates. This […]

Six Ways Couples Can Stay Connected When Separated Due to Coronavirus

There is no doubt that every person across the globe has felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another. Couples are not immune to some of the new challenges that are coming up during the quarantine. While some couples are lucky enough to be quarantined under the same roof, not everyone […]

Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

Since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, life as we know it has changed. There have been changes in where we can go, who we can connect with, and how/where we can spend our time. We have had family members, neighbors and friends who have been affected and possibly infected by this fast spreading […]

How to Heal After Being Cheated on

Confusion, fear, anger, denial, sadness, and frustration are some of the many emotions one may feel after being cheated on. When we enter into a new relationship there are many fears that could come to mind: we could be worried about if we have chosen the “right” partner, about how long the relationship will last, […]

Why Am I So Insecure in My Relationship?

Relationships can be wonderful. There are moments when we feel so aligned with our partner. We can have a moment or two of settlement, of joy and even peace. There can also be times of doubt, frustration and loneliness- even when we are in a healthy relationship! The reality is that feelings and emotions within […]

Top 7 Date Night Spots in San Diego

For those of us who are lucky enough to call San Diego home, there are hundreds of great date nights right outside your door! Although Covid-19 is keeping many of us inside currently, use this time to make a list and plan ahead! Making time for one another is such an important aspect of every […]

From Going Out to Hooking Up: How Teens View Romantic Relationships

It’s essential as parents to take a look at the gaps between adult views on relationships and teenage views on relationships. Usually as adults, it’s been quite sometime since we had been in a teenage relationship. Our references or experiences are more based in the recent, mature, adult relationships we have had. Society norms, exposure […]

A Biopsychosocial Look at Teenage Relationships

Romantic relationships can be difficult. The initial courting or dating phases of those relationships can be really confusing, especially if you’re a teenager. With so much going on physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally from the ages of 13 to 19 teenage relationships and dating can be a perplexing and complex topic.  Physiological Changes Let’s start […]

I Don’t Deserve Love

Love can be a confusing and fickle concept. Deep down we all want to be loved, share love or experience love. However, sometimes our family history, our past relationships and our limited self beliefs can make us feel like “I don’t deserve love”. Feeling deserving of love really comes down to our ability to see […]