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Finding Peace on Mother’s Day: Letting Go and Embracing Acceptance

“I see all the social media posts and commercials about Mother’s Day. They make me feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t have a close relationship with their mom.” As a therapist, I hear the above statement from clients every year. And I can also see the pain in their faces when they say…

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A stressed woman covers her face while sitting on the sofa. Learn how a relationship counselor in Chicago, IL can offer support in addressing neglect. Search for a female counselor to learn more about counseling for women in Champaign, IL and more.

When a Woman Feels Emotional Neglect: Understanding and Addressing Her Needs

I often see clients who come to therapy for emotional exhaustion they believe is due to anxiety and depression. I quickly find that these clients also suffer from emotional neglect in one or more of their relationships. And that this emotional neglect relates to much of their stress and pain. All relationships need continual care…

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A woman sits alone on a park bench while looking out at a hilly landscape. This could represent the isolation felt by being unappreciated. Learn more about stress relief in Peoria, IL and how a therapist in Mahomet, IL can offer support. Search for an online therapist in Illinois for remote support today.

How to Manage the Stress of Feeling Unappreciated

My clients pour their hearts into all areas of their lives and are the first to offer help. They put extra effort into their work and volunteer to support their community.  They are also always the first to help their family and friends. It doesn’t matter if you are new to them or have been…

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A Therapist’s View of Healthy Versus Unhealthy Self-Care

Self-care is used very loosely in today’s society. As a therapist, this bothers me. Not only does it lead to confusion for my clients, but it often encourages behaviors that can make mental health worse.  This post will highlight some of the issues with today’s self-care practices and their impact on mental health. As well…

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Silent Stress: Working Moms and the Battle Against Parental Burnout

For working mothers, the strain of managing professional responsibilities and the demands of life in today’s society often leads to a unique form of parental burnout. As a therapist, I see this in my clients when they are in a relentless cycle of deadlines, child care, and household duties. My clients do not want to…

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Beyond Perfectionism: How to Release the Stress of New Year’s Resolutions

Many people believe New Year’s resolutions are a great way to reinvent themselves and accomplish the goals they’ve been putting off. However, the reality is that their initial enthusiasm often gives way to stress and perfectionism. Let’s delve into why this happens. The Stress of Societal Expectations: Our society tends to romanticize the idea of…

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What to Say to Your Family to Communicate Boundaries Around the Holidays

In healthy families, there are no expectations around the holidays. Family traditions and celebrations are fun and flexible. So, discussions about where and how to have family gatherings are simple and enjoyable.  However, in other families, holidays can be full of pressure. The discomfort often starts long before an event, in the planning stages. There’s…

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How Work Stress and Burnout Negatively Impact Family Relationships

Most of us have heard the term “quality over quantity.” This term refers to having less of something valuable versus more of a cheaper version of that thing. When it relates to time, it’s usually to reassure a person that the time they spend with someone is enough. And I agree with that to a…

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10 Signs of Loneliness in A Marriage

Many of my clients with histories of childhood emotional neglect often feel lonely in their marriages. They also often struggle to acknowledge this loneliness. This confusion is easy to understand as loneliness can take on many forms. Below are some ways loneliness can show up in your relationship. I hope this helps you to identify…

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