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Open Relationships & Polyamory

Open Relationships & Polyamory There are many ways that folks can decide to have their romantic, sexual, or platonic relationships. Most people are familiar with monogamy, where two people are in a closed, committed relationship with each other. Most people practice serial monogamy, where they only date one person at a time, but they don't date only one/the same person their whole lives. However, there are other relationship structures that people may use. In this article, we will go over the basics of open relationships and polyamory and what that means. Open relationship a relationship in which the couple pursues (usually sexual) connections outside their main relationship can be used as an umbrella term for different forms of multiple relationship structures many times used in context as short-term...


Therapists in the Real Word: We’re Struggling Too

By Ryan Cocron, LMFT and Kat Glick, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAP Disclaimer: this is based on our own experiences and the experience of therapists we know. We recognize that each therapist’s interaction with the work is different and unique, as is the impact of the job on each individual therapist. It is our hope with this blog that other therapists who are having a hard time may feel seen and validated through what we share here.  The Pandemic Therapists are struggling right now, even more than before.  When the pandemic started, therapists shifted from seeing people in person to seeing people virtually. During that time the world slowly began to fall apart and more people were seeking out therapy to process the collective traumas that were occurring in...

Love Languages

By: Riley Fortier, M.Ed.  What are love languages? The term “love languages” comes from Gary Chapman in his 1992 book The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. In this book, it outlines five general ways that romantic partners can express and experience love and appreciation.  What are the love languages? Acts of Service For these people, actions speak louder than words. Taking out the trash, cooking dinner, or doing a task for them that they’ve been putting off is what makes them feel appreciated.  Words of Affirmation This love language uses words, either verbal or written, to express their love and appreciation. This could look like verbally saying things like, “I’m proud of you,” “I love you,” or “You’re doing such a good job with [X].” Or this...

Long Distance Relationships

By: Riley Fortier, M.Ed. What is a long distance relationship? A long distance relationship (LDR) is a relationship in which the geographical distance between two or more partners impacts how often they can see each other. This could mean a few states away, or just the other side of NYC (talk about a 2+ hour subway trip….). LDR Myths Long distance relationships aren’t destined to last. One of the most pervasive myths about long distance relationships is that they aren’t destined to last. While it’s true that some long distance relationships don’t last, due to the distance or something else, it’s also true that long distance relationships work well for some folks and are able to last long term. Long distance relationships require more work. It’s not always true that long...