Approval Addiction

“As long as we looked and played the part of the perfect family, that was all my mother was concerned about”. This from a client in her 50’s who is still trying to escape from the compelling desire to do the ‘right thing’ and stay in an intolerable marriage, even if her current partner is verbally and emotionally[…]

Are you having an Emotional Affair?

Emotional Intimacy I had a call this week from a journalist hoping to unpack this thing called an ‘Emotional Affair’. It is an intricate ordeal to identify and therefore more difficult to confidently diagnose in your relationship. Before I ‘go there’, I think it is important to mention and educate first about ‘Emotional Intimacy’. When[…]