In relationships, it’s normal for each person to have their own strengths and weaknesses. When you find the right partner, you’ll complement each other so you both grow as better people. However, there is a fine line you can cross where your relationship goes from dependent to codependent. If this happens, it might be unhealthy […]

Communication

Signs You’re In A Codependent Relationship, and How to Change It

Social media has changed nearly every aspect of our everyday lives. From the way we communicate with our friends and family to the amount of time we spend on screens, there’s no doubt that the world has looked more different than ever since the invention of social media. Popular channels like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram […]

Affairs

How Social Media Has Redefined the Rules of Infideliy

By now, you’ve likely heard of the terms “gaslighting” and “ghosting.” These are dating terms that have entered the mainstream lexicon thanks to the popularity of dating apps like Bumble and Hinge. Another term that’s been making the rounds lately is “breadcrumbing.” But even if you don’t know what breadcrumbing is, you may very well be experiencing […]

Single

What Does Breadcrumbing Mean?

As a relational therapist, I often come across variations of this mind reading statement when working with couples,  “If they really loved me, they would just know what I need.” This assumption usually comes to light when I’m exploring frustrations that exist within a relationship. They are due to unmet needs. Furthermore, when I start […]

Communication

Mind reading: How It Imbalances Your Relationship

Studies show that 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. If you’re looking at relationships in general, the breakup rate is much higher. In some cases, the people in the relationship shouldn’t be together, and breaking up is a good thing. However, there are tons of couples that could be truly happy and content if […]

Communication

Can Couples Therapy Save A Relationship?

How to make marriage work and stop fighting By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA 1/14/21   It is hard to make marriage work. You spend years waking up to the same person every day. You see them at their best and at their worst. Small annoyances that you thought you could let go, slowly start to […]

Communication

Make Marriage Work: Self Compassion and Empathy Decrease Conflict

How do you quiet your inner critic and increase self compassion? By Jennifer Seip Let’s envision that you have a friend. The two of you go as far back as middle school or elementary school. How about we call them Alex. You and Alex used to do everything together. I mean, you grew up together. […]

Trauma

How To Silence Your Inner Critic + Be Nicer To Yourself

By: Jennifer Seip If you have ever been to couples therapy, then you have probably heard of The Five Love Languages. Since being published, Gary Chapman has sold over 13 million copies. But what are they in the first place? How do you find out what your language is? Lastly, why are they so important? […]

Communication

The Five Love Languages

By: Jennifer Seip Let’s talk about Toxic Shame. What comes to your mind when you think of it? For me, it’s a dark, sinking feeling in my gut. My breathing gets shallow and I want to spend all day curled up in bed, alone, by myself. For others, it’s raging adrenaline. Their heart feels like […]

Anxiety

Toxic Shame: How To Overcome It

Do you struggle with people-pleasing? Here are three tips to stop being a people-pleaser. August 23, 2020 By Jennifer Seip

Anxiety

3 Tips To Stop Being A People-Pleaser

Jennifers mid-pandemic thoughts July 6, 2020 By: Jennifer Seip

Anxiety

Jennifer’s Mid-Pandemic Thoughts

What are support systems and why are they important? By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA “If I was truly happy with myself, then I wouldn’t feel like I need other people,” is something I hear all the time. As a society, we’ve been taught that the thermometer for happiness lies partly with being able to be […]

Communication

Support Systems and Why You Need Them