Relationships

How to Tell Emotional Neglect From Emotional Abuse in a Relationship

Let’s face it, relationships are complicated. I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me, “Is this normal?” about their…

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Black Sheep

“I’m the black sheep of my family,” said the young man who sat before me in my therapy office. I tried to imagine this adorable, sad young…

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How to Reach Your CEN Spouse

What’s it like to be married to someone who grew up with Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)? He says he loves me, but I don’t feel it. She is…

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Childhood Emotional Neglect: Man vs. Woman

"CEN people, both men and women, are exceptionally likable folk. This is part of the tragedy of CEN. These are some of the most lovable people in the…

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Make Every Day Valentine’s Day

Give Your Valentine the Best Gift Ever: Emotional Attunement  Candy and flowers are lovely Valentine gifts for your special someone, but what…

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The Seven False Beliefs About Relationships

 The Seven False Beliefs About Relationships People who grew up in households with low tolerance for emotion tend to carry particular beliefs about…

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