Month: September 2017


When the One You Love Most Hurts You

What happens when the person you would normally turn to is the one who betrayed your trust? You understandably feel deeply hurt, a great level of sudden distrust, and the desire to increase distance between you and this significant other. Partner trauma is real and it requires help in order to heal–both individually and in

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Bucket Lists: A Powerful Form of Self-Care

In the wise words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Life really does move fast; one of the best ways to make the most of it is to have a bucket list. Not only will this help you deal on

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Mental Health

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder at a Glance

What was once thought to be a rare mental disorder is now known to be quite common. Approximately 2.3% of the population or 3.3 million people between ages 18- 54 suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which outranks mental disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or panic disorder. Help is readily available for those facing this disorder

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Reclaiming the Bedroom, Part II: Hindrances to Sex

In last month’s post on relationships, I wrote about the many personal and relational benefits of sex. Sexual intimacy is important and even necessary to a healthy romantic relationship. In the early days of most relationships, creating chemistry is easy and the sex drive is strong. But it does not always last and it requires

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Cluff Counseling - Sexual Addiction

The New Drug

David, a recovering sex addict, said the following: “If there was a sexual thing that you could pay for, I bought it. Normal people don’t get triggered to do immoral things 20 different times on a 5-mile trip to work. That’s not normal, but that was my life. Some people think that sex addiction isn’t

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