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No doubt about it—we’re living in frightening times, times few of us have ever before experienced. The world has changed overnight, it seems, and unless you’re someone in denial that we’re facing a serious public health crisis, you’ve been spending a lot of time at home. "Physical distancing" is a better term than social distancing. We have to stay socially [...]
Love and Relationships in the Modern World Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW, founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, recently was interviewed by Rob St. Mary, host and producer of a podcast called WWJ in Depth. He talked about love and relationships in the modern world. Below are a few highlights from the [...]
Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Silent Shame Warning: this column may contain content that can be triggering for some readers. In the past year, male and female clients came to me wanting to face their past childhood sexual abuse. While my primary focus as a clinician is to help clients with substance abuse, statistics prove [...]
Here’s How to Kill a Relationship in Four Easy Steps: “When you forbid a partner from doing something, you invite them to keep a secret.” - Ellyn Bader Most of us probably feel our relationship will last forever; you love each other deeply and believe your love will sustain the challenges and obstacles you [...]
New Year's resolutions... If at first you don't succeed, try again... seriously! January 16, 2020 New Year's resolution season, for many of us, already may be a lost cause, you're thinking. Approximately 92 percent of Americans throw in the towel on our resolutions by the middle of January, and return to our old ways of [...]
Happy Holidays: is this a misnomer? “I’ll be home for Christmas and in therapy by New Year’s.” — Anonymous Let’s face it. For many people, the holidays really are not happy at all. Tinsel and trauma go hand in hand as countless individuals are forced to spend time with family whom they purposely have avoided all year. As the [...]