Relationship infidelity isn’t limited to only physical or emotional infidelity. Researchers are finding an increasing form of infidelity includes breaking family budgets, accruing massive hidden debt, and making huge purchases without prior discussion or approval from the other partner. In fact, financial website, The Ascent, found that in a survey, over 71% of respondents reported … Read more
Insecurity and jealousy in relationships are all too common issues that affect modern relationship health. Where do these feelings stem from? Carrie Krawiec from the BMC was recently interviewed by Up Journey to discuss some of the deep psychological root causes that may directly or indirectly lead to insecurity and jealousy issues. Here is an … Read more
From Lois M. Collins of DesertNews.com: Nine out of 10 Americans believe the 2016 presidential election is the most “polarizing” and “volatile” ever, according to research that says you’re not imagining it if you think you’re seeing fewer campaign signs, bumper stickers and people willing to ‘fess up about where they’ve thrown their support. “We’ve … Read more
In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. So anam cara in the Celtic world … Read more
Therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ-AM News Radio 950 about ways couples can navigate their political differences. Listen to the full segment here.
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Carrie Krawiec talks about how to minimize negativity in your relationships on WWJ AM News Radio. To hear the full segment, click here.
BMC therapist Dr. Lori Kanat Edelson appeared on Fox2 News in Detroit to discuss the importance of female friendships. She emphasized that friendships among women can help reduce stress and foster a feeling of connectedness and belonging. Click here to see the full interview.
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Lori Kanat Edelson appeared on WJBK Fox 2 Detroit social media to discuss what happens when friendships become imbalanced, the red flags to look for in one-sided friendships, and how to address concerns when the imbalance becomes untenable. Click here to see the full interview.
BMC therapist Carrie Krawiec talked with WWJ-AM News Radio on Thursday to talk about how disagreeing in a relationship can help insure both parties are heard on important issues. To hear to full segment, click here.
Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist Carrie Krawiec appeared with Erin Nicole of WXYZ 7 Action News on MyTV20 this morning to discuss dating in the modern age. Carrie identified the following tactics when navigating dating in this tech-filled time: Create realistic expectations Know the difference between a value, a preference and reality. Practice active listening or … Read more
Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed Jane White, director and founder of Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force to the clinic for a seminar for therapists on February 12, 2016. The Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force is a non-profit organization originally founded through the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. It is comprised of 90 Michigan … Read more
As Valentine’s Day approaches some people are giving thorough assessment to the quality of their relationships while others may be solemnly obsessing about the absence of a relationship and how to get into a new one. Most have not considered, however, how therapy can help improve your dating life. So how may a therapist help … Read more
The following is excerpted from a presentation, “Eliminating Resentment… Solidifying Recovery,” given as part of The Meadows’ Michigan Lecture Series on November 10, 2010, by Dan O’Neil, MALLP. RESENTMENT The word “resentment” has two parts: “re,” which means “again,” and “sentment,” which is “to feel.” So resentment is to feel again, or a feeling … Read more
From Joseph Rauch of talkspace.com: The words “judge” and “judgment” have negative connotations and tend to place people in a no-win situation. You don’t want to be judged, yet you want to be able to tell if someone is judging you. Even when we know discovering the truth might hurt, curiosity wins. Judgment, however, is … Read more
With fewer than 10 days left until Christmas many people are feeling the stress of last minute gift getting. Perhaps the most stressful gifts to buy are the ones for those where we feel totally stumped as to what to get. We are likely to procrastinate buying for our hard-to-buy family and friends, hoping inspiration will strike. A … Read more
From Aly Walansky of askmen.com: We often will confide in our friends that our relationships feel a lot like work. And it’s true, relationships are hard work, and many of us end up with partners that are sleeping on the job. Sometimes, that lemon of a partner may even be ourselves. A lot of us … Read more
Birmingham Maple Clinic hosted author Tianna Rooney, PhD, LMFT to the clinic for a lecture on increasing intimacy between couples. The title of the lecture “Foreplay: Using Gestures of Intention & Playfulness to Increase Intimacy” is based on Dr. Rooney’s book 14 Days of Foreplay. Therapists learned techniques to help couples increase emotional and physical … Read more
Earlier this week hackers exposed millions of emails of subscribers to the site Ashley Madison. The online dating site, whose tag line is “Life’s Short. Have an Affair,” connects people looking to cheat on their spouses. The hackers revealed emails belonging to U.S. government officials, UK civil servants, high-level executives at European and American corporations, and … Read more
After a long arduous journey, we recognize today as a historically important, emotional day as we recognize that all Americans have the right to enjoy the privileges of marriage and recognition as complete families. Today we can all be proud of our Supreme Court and proud to be Americans. Justice Kennedy’s closing paragraph perfectly encapsulates … Read more
Learning that an intimate partner has cheated can be devastating, but beyond the initial shock is deciding next steps – end the relationship, try to repair it, and how to know which is the right course? This article from Bustle provides some helpful information and insights.
More than 20 years ago, author John Gray asserted that men are from Mars while women are from Venus. While not literally true, men and women do generally differ in their emotional responses and experiences. BMC therapist Carrie Krawiec takes a more in depth look in the article below. 1) Nature and Nurture Men by nature … Read more
Whether you live your life in spotlight or in anonymity, chances are your relationships could benefit from professional help. In this article from Good Housekeeping magazine, celebrity couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell discuss why their marriage works. If your marriage or intimate relationship could use some strengthening, then you may find value in seeing … Read more