Beth Altman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD Verified
Washington, DC 20006
Looking for new perspectives to change recurrent patterns that aren't leading to desired outcomes? Aspiring to develop new ways to approach challenges in a relationship? Wanting to move past a relationship that is no longer working? Wanting to improve coping with traumatic or distressing experience, illness, or loss? Looking to better cope with troubling depression or anxiety; or wanting to re-think career decisions? These are some of the issues that people bring to my practice. I am a therapist with 20 + years experience and am committed to assisting people who are feeling stuck with what hasn't been working.
(202) 800-1901
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Washington, DC 20006
Looking for new perspectives to change recurrent patterns that aren't leading to desired outcomes? Aspiring to develop new ways to approach challenges in a relationship? Wanting to move past a relationship that is no longer working? Wanting to improve coping with traumatic or distressing experience, illness, or loss? Looking to better cope with troubling depression or anxiety; or wanting to re-think career decisions? These are some of the issues that people bring to my practice. I am a therapist with 20 + years experience and am committed to assisting people who are feeling stuck with what hasn't been working.
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Christine Healy-Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling in your relationship or marriage? Looking to feel connected again? Are you a teen struggling with anxiety? There is hope. I believe we all have a fascinating and compelling story to tell about our lives. The joy of my work is coming to know my clients through these complex stories and collaborating with individuals and couples to find the connection they have been missing. I help adults and teens work through the anxiety and depression that holds them back from their goals. I'm a licensed psychologist in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
(202) 559-4808
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling in your relationship or marriage? Looking to feel connected again? Are you a teen struggling with anxiety? There is hope. I believe we all have a fascinating and compelling story to tell about our lives. The joy of my work is coming to know my clients through these complex stories and collaborating with individuals and couples to find the connection they have been missing. I help adults and teens work through the anxiety and depression that holds them back from their goals. I'm a licensed psychologist in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC.
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Lauren DePompeo
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice! At some point in all of our lives we face difficulty navigating challenges and stressors, such as depression, anxiety, life/career transitions, or relationship issues. I believe therapy can be a unique and powerful tool to relieve distress, enhance one's quality of life, and help gain a better understanding of oneself. My approach is empathetic and client-centered and I integrate various therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs and goals of my clients.
(202) 831-8247
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Welcome to my practice! At some point in all of our lives we face difficulty navigating challenges and stressors, such as depression, anxiety, life/career transitions, or relationship issues. I believe therapy can be a unique and powerful tool to relieve distress, enhance one's quality of life, and help gain a better understanding of oneself. My approach is empathetic and client-centered and I integrate various therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs and goals of my clients.
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Meredith Hanback
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
People often seek therapy when emotions become too distressing, relationship or life circumstances are unsatisfying, and support and new strategies are needed to help the person feel and behave differently. Working with a therapist can enhance your ability to tolerate difficult situations, and make the process of personal growth and change more productive. Therapy is most effective when a collaborative relationship develops between therapist and client. I aim to create an empathetic and supportive environment, where exploring difficult issues will feel safe. Together, we will identify what has created negative emotions or life dissatisfaction, and work actively towards positive change.
(202) 601-3486
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Washington, DC 20036
People often seek therapy when emotions become too distressing, relationship or life circumstances are unsatisfying, and support and new strategies are needed to help the person feel and behave differently. Working with a therapist can enhance your ability to tolerate difficult situations, and make the process of personal growth and change more productive. Therapy is most effective when a collaborative relationship develops between therapist and client. I aim to create an empathetic and supportive environment, where exploring difficult issues will feel safe. Together, we will identify what has created negative emotions or life dissatisfaction, and work actively towards positive change.
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Alisa Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist practicing for over 15 years. I have a lot of experience treating men and women facing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, work stresses, and life transitions. I have training in various treatment modalities including psychodynamic, CBT, and DBT and tailor my treatment to your needs. In general, I try to understand the origins of the problem and teach practical techniques for making improvements. I have a warm, interactive and collaborative style and will work with you to make positive changes in your life.
(917) 746-8959
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Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist practicing for over 15 years. I have a lot of experience treating men and women facing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, work stresses, and life transitions. I have training in various treatment modalities including psychodynamic, CBT, and DBT and tailor my treatment to your needs. In general, I try to understand the origins of the problem and teach practical techniques for making improvements. I have a warm, interactive and collaborative style and will work with you to make positive changes in your life.
Beth A Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LICSW, LCSW-C Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I use a holistic approach that considers your past and present, your experience as an individual in the world, and focuses on building insight and creating change through the therapy relationship.
Therapy is an opportunity to approach both long-standing problems and emerging concerns with deeper self-awareness and new skills. I bring a calm, thoughtful and skilled presence to help you tune into your thoughts and feelings, make meaning out of your experiences, and approach problems in a new way. My approach is tailored to you, with your unique experiences and needs. I work with a diverse population of clients with many concerns, including depression and anxiety, emotional and physical distress, trauma, infertility, parenting, LGBTQ+ family building, and sexual and gender identity.
(202) 600-9607
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Washington, DC 20009
Offers online therapy
I use a holistic approach that considers your past and present, your experience as an individual in the world, and focuses on building insight and creating change through the therapy relationship.
Therapy is an opportunity to approach both long-standing problems and emerging concerns with deeper self-awareness and new skills. I bring a calm, thoughtful and skilled presence to help you tune into your thoughts and feelings, make meaning out of your experiences, and approach problems in a new way. My approach is tailored to you, with your unique experiences and needs. I work with a diverse population of clients with many concerns, including depression and anxiety, emotional and physical distress, trauma, infertility, parenting, LGBTQ+ family building, and sexual and gender identity.
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Erica Shawn Merson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I provide individual/group therapy to late adolescents and adults in the Washington, DC area. I aim to help individuals accept their strengths and limitations, change their responses to interpersonal problems, and help them form new relationships and ways of relating to their world that do not repeat previously unhealthy patterns. I bring support, encouragement, humor, and a nonjudgmental perspective to our work together. I meet clients where they are, ranging from experienced therapy clients and those exploring therapy for the first time. The therapy relationship is an integral part of the work and critical to successful outcomes.
(973) 828-8191
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I provide individual/group therapy to late adolescents and adults in the Washington, DC area. I aim to help individuals accept their strengths and limitations, change their responses to interpersonal problems, and help them form new relationships and ways of relating to their world that do not repeat previously unhealthy patterns. I bring support, encouragement, humor, and a nonjudgmental perspective to our work together. I meet clients where they are, ranging from experienced therapy clients and those exploring therapy for the first time. The therapy relationship is an integral part of the work and critical to successful outcomes.
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Lisa Ades
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20016
Within the accepting, compassionate context of the therapeutic relationship, I use gentle challenge to help reveal maladaptive thoughts and unhealthy behaviors.
In my 20 years of clinical, academic, and advocacy experience, I have worked with clients who present with a wide range of issues. I specialize in recovery from trauma (particularly childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence), successful movement through life transitions (young adulthood, career, parenthood, mid-life and loss), and repair of interpersonal relationships (including a specialty in couples therapy). I have advanced training in both trauma treatment and couples therapy, which uniquely positions me to treat couples where one or both partners have a trauma history.
(202) 686-1155 x1
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Washington, DC 20016
Within the accepting, compassionate context of the therapeutic relationship, I use gentle challenge to help reveal maladaptive thoughts and unhealthy behaviors.
In my 20 years of clinical, academic, and advocacy experience, I have worked with clients who present with a wide range of issues. I specialize in recovery from trauma (particularly childhood abuse/neglect, sexual assault and domestic violence), successful movement through life transitions (young adulthood, career, parenthood, mid-life and loss), and repair of interpersonal relationships (including a specialty in couples therapy). I have advanced training in both trauma treatment and couples therapy, which uniquely positions me to treat couples where one or both partners have a trauma history.
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Sarah Goldman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I use a warm, integrative approach to help change behaviors and identify patterns that prevent clients from living the way they want. We might start by targeting your day-to-day challenges, exploring the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to open a path to change. The next step is often to work backwards, seeking insight and acceptance of past experiences that can impact our adult lives in ways we do not recognize. My clients struggle with a wide range of issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-criticism, perfectionism, issues with food and body image, and unsatisfying relationships.
(571) 222-6624
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I use a warm, integrative approach to help change behaviors and identify patterns that prevent clients from living the way they want. We might start by targeting your day-to-day challenges, exploring the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to open a path to change. The next step is often to work backwards, seeking insight and acceptance of past experiences that can impact our adult lives in ways we do not recognize. My clients struggle with a wide range of issues like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-criticism, perfectionism, issues with food and body image, and unsatisfying relationships.
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Sonja Linn
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as a process that can facilitate healing and change, as well as understanding and fulfillment. Whether stuck in a conflicted relationship, feeling lost, struggling with depression or anxiety, adjusting to a transition or life change, feeling unable to break unhealthy patterns or resolve past issues and pain, it can be difficult to know where to start. Together, we can explore the issues you face and identify the direction you want your life to take and the steps needed to get you there. Once established, our relationship can provide the foundation and safety for this process.
(202) 670-9935
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Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
I view therapy as a process that can facilitate healing and change, as well as understanding and fulfillment. Whether stuck in a conflicted relationship, feeling lost, struggling with depression or anxiety, adjusting to a transition or life change, feeling unable to break unhealthy patterns or resolve past issues and pain, it can be difficult to know where to start. Together, we can explore the issues you face and identify the direction you want your life to take and the steps needed to get you there. Once established, our relationship can provide the foundation and safety for this process.
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Angela M Snyder
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Often when people come to see me, they have been experiencing the pain and challenges of life much more than the pleasure, and they desire to feel better and enjoy life more fully. I have worked with men and women who experience this pain in many forms, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, grief, or the aftermath of trauma. In addition, I am very interested in working with people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. I have worked extensively with immigrants, first generation citizens, international students and professionals, and people who identify as multicultural or a person of color.
(202) 681-3923
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Often when people come to see me, they have been experiencing the pain and challenges of life much more than the pleasure, and they desire to feel better and enjoy life more fully. I have worked with men and women who experience this pain in many forms, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, grief, or the aftermath of trauma. In addition, I am very interested in working with people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. I have worked extensively with immigrants, first generation citizens, international students and professionals, and people who identify as multicultural or a person of color.
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Victoria Harley
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Our experiences impact the way we see the world. Symptoms often emerge as attempts to adapt. In the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can look at the parts of your life that are no longer serving you. In therapy, I will help you express your thoughts and feelings and listen to you on multiple levels. At times, I may call attention to your here-and-now experience.
(202) 719-0517
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Washington, DC 20007
Our experiences impact the way we see the world. Symptoms often emerge as attempts to adapt. In the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can look at the parts of your life that are no longer serving you. In therapy, I will help you express your thoughts and feelings and listen to you on multiple levels. At times, I may call attention to your here-and-now experience.
Dana Harron
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Being "sane" in this world might be crazy. If you’re looking for a therapist who will not pathologize you or talk down to you, we might be a good fit. Whether or not you are dealing with extra baggage like anxiety, depression or relationship problems, you are bound to feel overwhelmed right now. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing ok, or even thriving, in other areas of your life. I get that. I also get that thriving in some areas of life doesn't mean you aren't really, deeply struggling in other areas. You can look completely put together, but not feel that way at all some of the time. If this describes you, please call.
(202) 688-0654
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
Being "sane" in this world might be crazy. If you’re looking for a therapist who will not pathologize you or talk down to you, we might be a good fit. Whether or not you are dealing with extra baggage like anxiety, depression or relationship problems, you are bound to feel overwhelmed right now. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing ok, or even thriving, in other areas of your life. I get that. I also get that thriving in some areas of life doesn't mean you aren't really, deeply struggling in other areas. You can look completely put together, but not feel that way at all some of the time. If this describes you, please call.
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Gail Kalin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Specializing in relationship and self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress management; utilizing hypnosis, EMDR, EFT, Cognitive Behavior and Psychodynamic Therapy approaches.
With over 20 years experience, my goal is to help uncover your true potential with a solution-focused approach. While we can't change difficult situation, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges. We will rapidly change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that hold you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I offer support and guidance through challenging situations and help move you towards a new direction in your life. I can help you with self-confidence and self-esteem, with relationship issues, life transitions, stress management, anger management, depression, mood disorders, anxiety.
(202) 365-5212
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Washington, DC 20008
Specializing in relationship and self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and stress management; utilizing hypnosis, EMDR, EFT, Cognitive Behavior and Psychodynamic Therapy approaches.
With over 20 years experience, my goal is to help uncover your true potential with a solution-focused approach. While we can't change difficult situation, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges. We will rapidly change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that hold you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I offer support and guidance through challenging situations and help move you towards a new direction in your life. I can help you with self-confidence and self-esteem, with relationship issues, life transitions, stress management, anger management, depression, mood disorders, anxiety.
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Kim Gentin
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
Depression, anxiety, relationship issues... I can help. When clients first reach out to me, they often feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed but are unsure about what to do to feel better. Other clients reach out because they want to further their personal growth or need help navigating challenging situations or relationships. With my help, we will work together to create positive changes.
(202) 362-0200
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Washington, DC 20007
Offers online therapy
Depression, anxiety, relationship issues... I can help. When clients first reach out to me, they often feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed but are unsure about what to do to feel better. Other clients reach out because they want to further their personal growth or need help navigating challenging situations or relationships. With my help, we will work together to create positive changes.
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Zoeann Finzi-Adams
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20037
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist is like any other relationship in our lives, it's important that it's the right fit. My therapeutic style is warm, engaging, and collaborative. My priority is making sure the therapeutic relationship is a space where you can feel open to share your fears, dreams, goals, and authentic self while being supportively challenged on the things that are impeding your happiness and contributing to your distress. Throughout this process we will consider the role of your unique cultural identities and how your life experiences have influenced the person you are and hope to be.
(202) 991-4526
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Washington, DC 20037
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist is like any other relationship in our lives, it's important that it's the right fit. My therapeutic style is warm, engaging, and collaborative. My priority is making sure the therapeutic relationship is a space where you can feel open to share your fears, dreams, goals, and authentic self while being supportively challenged on the things that are impeding your happiness and contributing to your distress. Throughout this process we will consider the role of your unique cultural identities and how your life experiences have influenced the person you are and hope to be.
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Belinda Lehman
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20015
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with life transitions, relationship issues, women's health issues, infertility, anxiety and depression. I also work with couples seeking help with communication and better understanding one another. My work is informed by psychodynamic principles. I would be happy to speak with you by phone and answer any questions you might have about my approach and practice.
(202) 738-4862
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Washington, DC 20015
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the District of Columbia. I work with adolescents and adults struggling with life transitions, relationship issues, women's health issues, infertility, anxiety and depression. I also work with couples seeking help with communication and better understanding one another. My work is informed by psychodynamic principles. I would be happy to speak with you by phone and answer any questions you might have about my approach and practice.
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Natalie Rusch
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with individuals coping with a range of concerns, including: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief.
Therapy is a powerful tool for growth and healing, and deciding to pursue therapy takes strength and courage. As a clinician, I seek to provide warmth, understanding, and support to clients so that they feel heard, accepted, and empowered. I believe that therapy is not just about reducing distress, but about promoting overall wellness, building resilience, and celebrating existing strengths. I take a collaborative approach to my work with clients and tailor my style to meet each person's individual needs.
(202) 798-1894
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Washington, DC 20036
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with individuals coping with a range of concerns, including: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and grief.
Therapy is a powerful tool for growth and healing, and deciding to pursue therapy takes strength and courage. As a clinician, I seek to provide warmth, understanding, and support to clients so that they feel heard, accepted, and empowered. I believe that therapy is not just about reducing distress, but about promoting overall wellness, building resilience, and celebrating existing strengths. I take a collaborative approach to my work with clients and tailor my style to meet each person's individual needs.
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Georgiana Mora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, EMDR-C, BSP-C Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I believe that each person has an innate ability to heal from trauma and pain. Events from the past can impact our mind and body in the present--sometimes getting in the way of current relationships and goals. I offer a safe space to tap into transformative healing, self-exploration, and personal growth. My clients bring an array of issues to therapy including trauma, addiction, sexual difficulties, relationship challenges, self-injury, and dissociation. I work collaboratively, recognizing that each client brings their own unique strengths to the work.
(470) 299-9775
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Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I believe that each person has an innate ability to heal from trauma and pain. Events from the past can impact our mind and body in the present--sometimes getting in the way of current relationships and goals. I offer a safe space to tap into transformative healing, self-exploration, and personal growth. My clients bring an array of issues to therapy including trauma, addiction, sexual difficulties, relationship challenges, self-injury, and dissociation. I work collaboratively, recognizing that each client brings their own unique strengths to the work.
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Ashley Morrison
Psychologist, PhD, CGP Verified
Washington, DC 20001
Offers online therapy
During our work together, I pay special attention to the relationship that you and I build, your emotional experience as we process what is in the bag, and the impact of our identities, both different and shared.
We all carry around a metaphorical bag of stuff with us. That bag is filled with our thoughts, feelings, experiences; everything that makes us who we are. In therapy, we unpack your bag together. We explore each item, get curious about it. How did that item get in the bag? What is the impact of carrying it around with you? Together, we make meaning of your items. Some items you will decide are essential. Others are weighing you down, and preventing you from being your authentic self. I help you decide what you want to do with those items and then figure out how to do it.
(202) 933-5388
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Washington, DC 20001
Offers online therapy
During our work together, I pay special attention to the relationship that you and I build, your emotional experience as we process what is in the bag, and the impact of our identities, both different and shared.
We all carry around a metaphorical bag of stuff with us. That bag is filled with our thoughts, feelings, experiences; everything that makes us who we are. In therapy, we unpack your bag together. We explore each item, get curious about it. How did that item get in the bag? What is the impact of carrying it around with you? Together, we make meaning of your items. Some items you will decide are essential. Others are weighing you down, and preventing you from being your authentic self. I help you decide what you want to do with those items and then figure out how to do it.

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Relationship Issues Therapists
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

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