Laurel Marshall Blog
The goal of therapy is to change our relationship towards anxiety, not to rid ourselves of it – Anxiety is part of the human experience, but it does not define us.
We can not be overly dependent or completely independent. Autonomy and secure dependence are two sides of the same coin—they are not dichotomies. We seek to be two whole beings choosing to be in a relationship; that is called interdependence.
Love is Good for Our Health. “The magnitude of risk associated with social isolation is comparable with that of cigarette smoking”. — James S. House
As a couples therapist, I see so much frustration with my clients who think that their relationship should be ‘easier’ or ‘less painful’. One woman remarked, “We are both kind, well-educated, well-meaning individuals. Why is this so hard? It feels like we are playing...
The process of acceptance naturally occurs as we allow ourselves the space to first grieve what has been lost.
We do not always seek to feel good. We seek to attain/achieve our needs/goals/concerns. — Les Greenberg