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by Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids

I’m an adult: What do I do if I feel like my parents are controlling me? (and how counseling can help)

Apr 18, 2024
Do you ever feel like your parents still watch over you, even though you're an adult? It might be your mother calling to check if…

Understanding the motivations of a covert narcissist, and how to get help if you are in a relationship with one

Mar 08, 2024
It’s hard to recognize when your loving relationship turns into a controlling one. Unfortunately, sometimes emotional withdrawal and subtle manipulation from partners confuse individuals. If…

What To Do Before Giving Up On A Relationship (And How Counseling Can Help)

Feb 01, 2024
Relationships can be difficult, and in the midst of an argument or when hurtful words are said, giving up and walking away may feel like…

Understanding Polyamorous Relationships and How Relationship Therapy Can Help

Dec 19, 2023
When we think of relationships, the traditional image of monogamy usually comes to mind. That’s because monogamy — the practice of having only one romantic…

A Guide to Supporting Jews and Muslims in your life during the Israel-Hamas Conflict

Nov 28, 2023
It is fairly safe to assume that, right now, your Jewish and Muslim friends are not feeling okay. This article will explain why as well…

Making Long-distance Relationships Work: How Counseling Can Help

Nov 24, 2023
These days, long-distance relationships are more common than ever. Thanks to the increased accessibility of technology worldwide, couples can now easily stay connected with each…

Why boundaries are essential to all relationships, including with your therapist

Nov 01, 2023
Boundaries are the spoken and unspoken guidelines that dictate appropriate behavior in your relationships. These guidelines will differ based on the type of relationship. What…

Why dating and romance can trigger difficult emotions and unwanted behavioral patterns

Jul 21, 2023
Have you ever felt confused or overwhelmed by your emotions when starting a new relationship? Or maybe you’re already in a relationship, but you feel…

How a crisis in your relationship can be an opportunity to grow in communication and love & repair the relationship

Jul 12, 2023
Can you imagine that the crisis shaking your relationship right now could be the catalyst for transformative growth and deeper communication? In fact, research shows…

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