about setting boundaries

How Strong Boundaries in Relationships Build Trust

Why is it important to set boundaries in relationships? “Boundaries” often carry a negative connotation, so I shared my personal definition in a recent blog. Boundaries are about setting expectations for ourselves and others. We need to communicate our needs and expectations to our friends, family, and romantic partners. It’s important to have conversations about […]

conflicting values

Conflicting Values in a Romantic Relationship: How to Resolve Tension

What should you do when you and your partner have conflicting values? Our values give us purpose and direction. Honoring our core values is key to making better choices and pursuing our life goals. When there is a misalignment between our actions and our values, we often experience conflict. In the same way, we’ll experience […]

Healthy Relationship

How to Build a Happy, Healthy Relationship and Heal Your Trauma

How has your past trauma affected your ability to build a healthy relationship? When we experience trauma, our emotional response changes our beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. And so we carry the “baggage” of our trauma into every aspect of our lives, including (especially!) our relationships. Do you find yourself making the […]