Life together will be easier for people with similar dependency needs and styles. However, differences between partners in these ways should not be mistaken for different levels of caring.
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What can we expect as the result of psychotherapy?
What happens when our attempts to adapt to a problem intensify it rather than ease or resolve it?
Which is the most meaningful?
When is it reasonable and appropriate to point fingers?
I have long wondered why people have so much difficulty accepting compliments and flattering remarks. I have observed this in myself at times, as well.
Recently, I had a telephone interaction with a patient that illustrated a common behavior that can often create difficulties for the individual and those with whom he or she interacts.
Why do some people who seek long-term relationships resist commitment?
Being uncomfortable with our aggression can lead to justifying inaction even when we need to address a difficult situation.
For some people, quitting comes too easily, too often, and applies to too many experiences in their lives.