It is no secret that I have struggled for the majority of my life with social anxiety. For whatever reason, I have always been painfully shy, and establishing deep relationships has been very challenging for me. I know this has held me back both personally and professionally, but I have been powerless against it. Functioning… Read More


Someone told me after I posted this that it might be their favorite thing I’ve ever written. That felt good, but the fact remains that there aren’t too many things worse in life than being dumped. Let me explain…… Read More


I once heard someone remark that everyone who comes to therapy does so because they are stuck in some way or another. They may be stuck on a particular event or period of time. They may be stuck in grief and are unable to move on. They may be stuck on a particular relationship which… Read More


Let’s just be honest here: Getting dumped sucks. Whether it comes in the form of a relationship ending or a termination from a job or basically any other scenario you can think of where one person (or group of people) tells another person to just go away, being dumped carries just about more emotional hurt… Read More


I’ve been shattered. I thought it had happened before. I mean, after living with dysthymia for as long as I can remember, I knew I had touched some pretty deep lows. Looking back, though, that’s what they were – lows. I was still together, even thought I’m sure I didn’t feel like it at the… Read More


It’s always amazed me that it is so difficult in this world to forge lasting relationships, but it is so very easy to wind up alone. Lasting relationships require hours upon hours upon hours of getting to know someone. They require regular, consistent contact. They require honesty and commitment. They require the ability to apologize… Read More