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Common Expressions and Experiences of Grief: Denial

When we think of denial, we think about choosing to not believe something that it true. Denial is seen as purposeful ignoring of reality. Although some people do choose to ignore facts and reality, it is more common that we deny something without realizing that we are doing it. This is particularly true when it comes to grieving. Denial in...[ read more ]

The best way to provide support to your partner that has experienced emotional neglect

The thing about humans is that we all come with a history.  A history full of experiences, lessons, gained wisdom, scars, and perspectives. With that in mind, we all have different experiences with our previous relationship- both intimate and not intimate in nature. Some of us have had great experiences in our relationships. We can look back on our experiences...[ read more ]

3 things to consider when you’re looking for a therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

Two people sitting on a couch meant to representing someone in Colorado coming into our counseling office for mental health therapy.

Whenever you're shopping for a car, it's good to do some research. There are, after all, a lot of different types of cars out there! And while the trusty Ford truck is perfect for some people, an energy efficient hybrid is better for others. Therefore, it's helpful to know what you want, what you don't want, and what you can...[ read more ]

Types of Loss that Lead to Grief

Although grief is always caused by loss, loss does not always lead to grief. For example, we would most likely not grieve the loss of our car keys or the death of a movie star that we never heard of. As last week's blog post mentioned, we grieve the loss of the people and things that we truly loved and...[ read more ]

What is Grief?

Grief is the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual process we as humans go through when we have lost someone or something that we love. Grief is complex and personal. Unfortunately, grief is also inevitable, because death and loss are inevitable. Grief is more than just the feeling of sadness after a loss. Grief is the entire journey of learning how...[ read more ]

3 Reasons Why Starting Counseling in 2021 Makes Sense

So, we all know how 2020 went. It wasn't great. And really, that's an understatement. As a nation, we navigated a lot of different obstacles that were thrown at us. It seems like the year 2020 was a century long. And, was filled with enough challenges that will take a century to recover from. And, with all of that in...[ read more ]

4 signs of trauma that you’ve been avoiding

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We know, we know. You don't want to talk about it. And hey, that's fine. Who are we tell you what you should or shouldn't talk about? That's the beauty of autonomy: decisions galore. This is your life, and you know what's going to be the best. But, there's something that we can't help but notice. You picked this blog...[ read more ]

3 Tips to Navigate Life After Childhood Emotional Neglect

Everyone's childhood looks different. Not all of us went to Disney Land. Or, had extravagant birthday parties. For some of us, there are situations that happened in our childhood that we don't look back on fondly. And, this can feel pretty icky sometimes. At times, you may avoid talking about things that happened when you were a kiddo. Unfortunately, this...[ read more ]

6 signs that your relationship could benefit from marriage counseling in Colorado Springs, CO

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If you’ve ever been in a serious relationship, you don’t need me to tell you that: it’s hard work! We all know and understand how difficult it is to make a relationship work. And yet, we still hesitate to seek marriage counseling. We try to cope on our own because we have preconceived ideas about marriage counseling. Some common thoughts...[ read more ]

When to throw in the towel and when to work through it: 3 topics to discuss with your partner before starting marriage counseling in Colorado Springs, CO

Despite your best efforts, it has happened again. You have found yourself locked in yet another argument with your significant other. Something was said or done that hurt your feelings. So, you try your best to communicate your feelings with your spouse. You think you are starting to make some headway and then WHAM. You are sent a message (verbally...[ read more ]



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