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Dating and mating in a complex world
Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST, CGT
Have you ever been told you have daddy issues and felt shame? It's time to recognize that there is nothing wrong with you.
If you've been in toxic relationships in the past, you'll have wounds that need healing. You'll have been hurt. Learn to heal and remove those toxic habits with your partner.
Learn how your attempts to control are keeping you from getting your needs met, and begin to loosen your grip.
Do you allow yourself to be vulnerable in your relationship? Start to notice how you're keeping yourself safe, and take steps toward more vulnerability and deeper connection.
Helpful tips for talking to your loved ones about racism.
Are you experiencing anger right now but aren't sure how to combat it?
Are you afraid that you may be missing red flags in your relationship, but unsure what would qualify? Here are some signs that you want to look out for.
Tired of painful, damaging fights with your partner? Learn how to communicate during a fight in a way that builds trust and promotes a sense of safety between you.
Is dating wearing you out? A few adjustments can go a long way.
Stop waiting for your needs to be met and step into your power.
Struggling to communicate with your partner? Learn the most important communication skill there is and how to get better at it.
It's time to get out of your own way and create the life you long for.
Not sure how to keep the romance alive? A few lifestyle changes can go a long way.
What will you do to cultivate more sexual wellness this year?
Do you suffer from painful thoughts and feelings about your body? Start practicing new ways of relating to yourself to lessen shame and strengthen compassion for your body.
Is criticism destructive in your relationship? Learn to have a conversation that leads to closeness instead.
Is online dating bringing you down? Try pushing yourself further out of your comfort zone, and give yourself the gift of self-growth and new outcomes.
If you're a Millennial, you may be more skilled at being alone than you are in relationships. Learn the relational skills you missed if you grew up during the self-esteem movement.
Pole dancing can help you celebrate your body just as you are right now. Give your inner critic a day off!
Your judgmental thoughts may be in the way of getting to know people and connecting with them. If you're single and frustrated, it's time to get out of your own way.
It’s painful to watch someone you care about suffer. Learn how to support your partner in their suffering, and foster connection and closeness.
Can you orgasm when you masturbate, but not during partnered sex? Strengthening skills while masturbating can help you have orgasms during partnered sex too.
Throw away the books of rules, and stop asking others for advice. It's time to learn how to turn toward yourself for the answers, as you are your own best dating and mating guide.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending flow of new matches, and fast pace of the dating app scene? Learn to avoid burnout and make the most out of dating apps.
Caitlin Cantor, LCSW, CST, is a licensed psychotherapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Gestalt Therapist and relationship expert. She has a private practice in Philadelphia, PA.