Signs you should dump who you're dating: 1. He’s cheating on you. 2. He tries to cut you off from the people that love you most (i.e., friends and family). 3. He is verbally and/or physically abusive. 4. He doesn’t seem to care about what is important to you and what you want in life. 5. You both want … [Read more...] about Dating Tips Part Three: Signs you should dump who you’re dating
Signs that the person you're dating might look good on paper but that might not be good for you since they have a hidden downside: 1. What looks "good on paper": He’s really good-looking The hidden downside: He’s so good-looking that a lot of other women want him too and he thrives on the attention he … [Read more...] about Dating Tips Part One: Good Only On Paper?
I recently finished a book that actually made me sad when it was over- to me that is the measure of an amazing read. Its author is Susan Cain and the title is, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. This is one of those rare books which I will actually keep in my therapy room to … [Read more...] about Esther’s Recommended Reading: QUIET
Question: How do I know if I’m dating a narcissist? Answer: Well, dear reader, I think if you are asking me this question,chances are you`re dating someone who is narcissistic but let`s take it further... It seems that when dealing with difficult people, one of the most challenging types is someone who … [Read more...] about Ask Esther… How do I know if I’m dating a narcissist?
A little while back, I picked up a used copy of Changing My Mind by Margaret Trudeau, the famous ex-wife of our phenomenal prime minister of years past, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. I was nearly salivating as it was a hardcover in mint condition and I had wanted to read this book ever since I heard it had come … [Read more...] about This Gal has Guts! A shout out to Margaret Trudeau
I had a lovely young woman in my office recently that I have had the privilege of working with in her turbulent teens, and now in her trying twenties. She is one of those sweet, kind sensitive souls who would do anything to please someone she cares about. Personally, these are my favourite kind of people; … [Read more...] about Not Worrying About What Others Think
I just wanted to remind you dear readers that while it’s important to give to others, it’s also wonderful and necessary to receive good stuff from the people in our lives. I find that a lot of us women give and give to others and get very little in return. Now sometimes this is totally appropriate- raising … [Read more...] about Some People Have a lot to take
I don’t know about you, but I am a person who spends way too much time thinking. While it can be helpful and productive at times (i.e., when I’m helping a client in a therapy session), a lot of the time it turns into obsessive worrying and ruminating which leaves me feeling anxious, restless, and exhausted. … [Read more...] about Getting Out of Your Head