Month: March 2019

A Place for Us

By Elisabeth LaMotte / March 6, 2019

When a relative cuts off from a family, the absence presents a conscious and unconscious heavy heartedness that is difficult to resolve. Interestingly, when a therapy client reveals that a relationship with a family member has been severed to the point that there is absolutely no communication, there are often many other cutoffs discovered throughout…

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She Loves Control

By Elisabeth LaMotte / March 4, 2019

Camila Cabello Cold, ’cause she has been here before She doesn’t cry anymore, no looking back No, she doesn’t go to the bar Too many lovers she scarred And they want her back She loves control, she wants it her wayAnd there’s no way she’ll ever stay unless you give it up She loves control,…

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How Do I Address My Concerns About How Much My Partner is Working?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / March 2, 2019

This question is inspired by an interview with Huffington Post Relationships. In DC, where I practice therapy, the first question people ask one another is “what do you do?” Work is a defining feature and many people are used to working long hours and structuring a family life around consuming professional obligations. Marital tension about…

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