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4 Common Relationship Stressors

All relationships have their moments of stress. These moments can be defining points of growth and connection in a relationship. But they can also drive a couple apart. In this post, I continue the concept of good versus bad stress, but in the context of relationships. Below, I introduce four typical relationship stressors and how…

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4 Signs of Toxic Relationship Stress

As I wrote in the previous post, no relationship can escape stress. So many forms of pressure can enter a relationship, no matter how strong and healthy it is. However, stress has to be short-term, manageable, and lead to something good. Otherwise, it turns toxic and deteriorates the health of the individuals and the relationship.…

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Why Am I Always Overwhelmed? How Anxiety and Emotion Dysregulation Relate

In my work as a therapist, I often find clients start therapy stating they feel overwhelmed. They are unable to describe their feelings any further. And that’s okay because helping clients name and distinguish between feelings is a large part of my work as a therapist. In the post below, I want to examine what some…

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An Illinois Therapist Shares 3 Ways Therapy Helps You Stop People-Pleasing

Most of my clients know the right things to do to support their mental health but struggle to do them. For example, my clients know that boundaries and self-respect are essential to stop people-pleasing, yet they still have difficulty saying no to others. As a result, they feel shame.  However, this divide between knowing what…

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How Feeling Overwhelmed Can Be a Sign of the Need to Grieve

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressures of life.  Whether it’s from overwork, strained relationships, or taking in too much information, overwhelm shows up. Being a therapist, I know feeling overwhelmed is often more than just the result of external stressors. It’s usually a sign of emotional need, especially the need to grieve. This…

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The Impact of Trauma on Good and Bad Stress

As a mental health therapist, I often work with people who struggle with stress and burnout. In the previous post, I describe the difference between good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress). Understanding the difference between the two is vital to promoting mental well-being. However, since most of my clients often have histories of emotional…

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A Therapist’s Take on Good Versus Bad Stress

Stress is a part of life, but it’s not always the same. In this blog, I will introduce the different aspects of stress and its effects on mental health. Please remember that people can experience stress differently, especially if they have a history of trauma. With better clarity, clients can see the impact of stress…

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