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Running Uphill

My favorite form of torture, I mean exercise, is running. I have found nothing quite as satisfying as running outside in the fresh air and being able to just step out my front door to exercise. As anyone who exercises knows, exercise gives you time to clear your mind and think a lot.  Sometimes I do my best thinking while I am running which has led to me coming up with some great running analogies.  So, humor me a bit while I share these gems!...

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Is it Just Dinner?

Is it Just Dinner?

Couples Therapist in Bethesda MD Media and social media were busy this week responding to a Washington Post article that said Mike Pence chooses not to dine with any women other than his wife or attend an event that serves alcohol unless his wife is by his side. The response to this revelation ranged from supportive to critical, humorous to mean.  Some commended him for such strong marital values. Others ridiculed him for not having the self...

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Navigating Social Media – Without Sinking your Relationship

Navigating Social Media – Without Sinking your Relationship

Bethesda MD Couples Therapy When I started my career as a therapist, social media did not exist (well, it was not nearly so sophisticated or prevalent).  Now social media is the center of how people communicate and interact. Because of this there are now articles and classes that address social media and the influence it has on your psyche, culture, and even relationships.  Without a doubt, social media has become a common topic when meeting...

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Grief and the Holidays

Grief and the Holidays

Therapist in Bethesda, MD With the holidays around the corner, I recognize that many of my clients are facing a new challenge – spending a special time of year without a loved one.  The loss of this loved one could be through death, of course, but also through divorce, separation, alienation, or even having a child move out.  Grief results from loss of any kind and is your response to making sense of life without a loved one. The loss is...

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Surviving Infidelity

Surviving Infidelity

When you hear about an affair, generally you hear about it in the context of the affair resulting in the end of a marriage.  What is rarely talked about openly are the many affairs that occur that do not end the marriage. When a couple decides to work through the affair and move forward together, they generally choose to keep it very private with only a few close friends being privy to the secret.  My clients are often surprised to hear how...

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