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By Rebecca Horch, BACYC, CPC READING TIME: 4 MINUTES Is it a problem to be solved or a feeling that needs support? This is the question I’ve learned to ask myself when it comes to my kids, my friendships, my relationship, and my clients. The answer isn’t always as clear as you think it should […]
By Sarah Gyampoh, LMSW We’ve all been there before…something we said or did affected someone we care about. And we realize that it is our responsibility to apologize to them and make things right. Whether or not your intention was to hurt the other person, the fact they feel hurt is enough of a reason […]
One of the most common statements I hear in my consultations with couples is that “We’re stuck in a vicious cycle.” It’s an exhausting, frustrating, and defeating spot to be in for many reasons, but honestly what may be the hardest part is that couples feel like they have all the awareness for what’s happening, yet nothing is changing. Here is what Amanda Clegg, Relationship Coach with Wellness & Co., recommends.
By Rebecca Horch, BACYC, CPC Remember the days when we’d get paid a couple of dollars an hour to babysit the neighbor’s kids? I was 12 when I started babysitting, and was getting paid in change and snacks I’d take from the cupboard after the kids fell asleep. These days, local babysitters have higher standards […]
By Amanda Clegg, Relationship Coach Learning how we show up in disagreements is one of the most beneficial things we can do to curb defensiveness, show up compassionately, and *actually* repair so we can get over it on and on with it. I’m all about awareness and accountability over here, so I thought it was […]
By Amanda Clegg, Relationship Coach It can be scary for couples when their relationship isn’t where they want it to be, but it does NOT mean that they are doomed (I get that question, a lot!). It does mean (and I say this lovingly) that they have inner and relational work to do. Couples who […]
By Erin Newton, LCPC, PMH-C I’m coming to you now, oh internet, with less wisdom than I have ever blogged with before. Five days ago, after living for twenty plus years with them functional in my mouth, I had all my nightmares come true and all four of my wisdom teeth removed. And I decided […]
By Amanda Clegg, Relationship Coach We can have so much resistance to talkin’ about the tough stuff in our relationships, but as Life Coach/Author/Podcaster Jay Shetty says, “Two humans coming together will naturally have disagreements, disappointments, discussions, and debates. If we live in a world of ‘oh, we never argue’ or ‘everything is all peaceful’, […]
By Amanda Clegg, Relationship Coach Getting started with coaching or therapy can be a nerve-wracking experience. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been seeing a provider for years, meeting with someone new can bring up a lot of emotions and fears! Personally, I’m someone who likes to know how things work. So, I thought […]
By Brittany Moffitt, LICSW You may remember the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” When we imagine this concept of a ‘parenting village’, it can feel so very far from where we are today, particularly in a society that values individualism over collectivism. A parenting village of multi-generations and extended family to […]
At the end of May 2019, we wrapped up the first birth trauma therapy group here at Wellness & Co. For eight weeks, four mamas learned; developed relationships; processed through hurt, pain, abandonment, and anger; and worked on forgiving themselves for not making choices they might have made had they felt empowered to do so. It was a privilege for me to watch them work through their struggles together, especially as a survivor of birth trauma myself. It was amazing to watch a mother soften in her judgement of herself and also feel completely accepted by those around her, something that these women admitted to previously not feeling very often, if ever.
When I started seeing clients in Maryland five years ago I noticed that people often had the same comments or questions regarding the therapeutic process. They typically go something like this: “but you haven’t experienced [parenting] so you don’t really know what its like,” “you must have the perfect marriage,” “I didn’t want to come because people in therapy have real problems and ours isn’t a problem,” “I figured that if I came to therapy once a week something would change”
….these types of comments and more go on and on. In short, people think ALL sorts of things about therapy.
Do you ever feel like your relationship is stuck? Running on autopilot? Or completely thrown off course?
I get it, I really do. I want you to know that if you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re normal. Your relationship is totally, 100%, normal.
We all get stuck. We all let our relationships run on cruise control without the proper love and attention they need. And, we all let our partnerships run off course. All of us, even therapists.