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What are your thoughts about Prince Harry’s truth telling in his recently released book, Spare?

By Spencer Northey / March 2, 2023

Spencer recently connected with the HuffPost to share professional opinions about Prince Harry’s decisions about his relationship with his family and his tell-all book, Spare. Here is her full commentary for this question of the month! What are your thoughts about Prince Harry’s stance on truth telling in his recently released book, Spare? Do you believe reconciliation with his family…

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How can men make a dent in the housework imbalance?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / February 12, 2023

Elisabeth enjoyed the chance to speak with Huffington Post about this ongoing challenge. Check out the article here as well as her full response below: Men looking for practical action items should grab the low hanging fruit and wash those dishes! Not just once in a while, but each and every day. Don’t wait to…

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Why do therapists need a professional will?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / January 21, 2023

Denial is a powerful force, and many of us in the helping profession do not take the steps that we are ethically obligated to take in order to prepare for sudden illness or death. It was illuminating to learn more about this topic through a conversation with Dr. Ann Steiner who was our guest on…

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Should You Stay in a So-So Marriage?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / July 19, 2022

Spencer recently spoke with Huffington Post about the controversy sparked by this New York Times opinion piece: I Married the Wrong Person, So Glad I Did You’ll find Spencer’s powerful perspective at this article’s conclusion, and you can check out experts from her full answers below: What Therapists Thank About Staying in a So-So Marriage…

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What Does it Mean to Commit to Your Second Choice?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / June 13, 2022

Spencer recently spoke with Huffington Post for an article about committing to one’s “second-choice”. Below is some interesting Q & A with Spencer’s insights about a complicated and controversial topic. Do you think this dynamic of going with the second choice when the first is not available is more common than people realize or care…

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Why Do Some People Move Immediately From One Relationship Into The Next?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / May 13, 2022

We all know people who seem to need to be in a romantic relationship no matter what. The short answer is that typically people who “cushion” the end of one relationship with the beginning of another do not have a clear but rather a fragmented sense of self. So they need another person in order…

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What are the Signs of a Toxic Friendship?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / April 2, 2022

Spencer Northey recently spoke with Huffington Post about how to recognize when you are in a toxic friendship. The full text of her answer follows. They are not a “Friend of Your Relationship” I first heard the term “friend of the relationship” used in the book Not “Just Friends” by Jean Coppock Staeheli and Shirley…

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Is it Normal to Struggle to Enjoy Life While Following the News in Ukraine?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / March 3, 2022

A reporter reached out from The Huffington Post asking if it was normal to feel “guilty” — about enjoying life post COVID, dining out, traveling — and requested comments from a broad group of therapists. Both Spencer and Elisabeth contributed thoughts on this important, complicated topic and we feel honored to both be a part…

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Why Are So Many Of Us Obsessed with All Too Well Taylor’s Version?

By Spencer Northey / January 20, 2022

It’s important to address how lack of closure after any length of time can leave us struggling to get over a relationship for longer than we might, had there been a clear and satisfying end. Lack of closure seems to happen more often with short-term relationships because our culture seems to think there should be…

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Have You Spoken with your Partner about the Household Chore Divide?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / November 1, 2021

Romantic relationships thrive through a healthy ability to balance separateness and togetherness. Individuals who can venture out into the world and enjoy hearty doses of independence and then come back together with their partner to connect romantically tend to report greater relationship satisfaction and less anxiety. Reliance on remote work during the pandemic has compromised…

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