Rachel Pokorney LCSW

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Why You Shouldn’t Just “Get Over It”

“You can't change what has already happened so don't waste your time thinking about it. Move on, let go, and get over it.” - Unknown This is often the advice people get in the wake of a break-up, bad grade, or fight with a friend. You name it and if it is a not so [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Just “Get Over It” 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

4 Simple Steps To Improve Communication In Your Relationship

1. Acknowledge that you don't want to talk This first step seems simple but many times it is not. People are often afraid to acknowledge that they struggle with something. This prospect can be even more intimidating when it involves your relationship. It is very common for people to struggle with being vulnerable with their partner. [...]

4 Simple Steps To Improve Communication In Your Relationship 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00

Signs Your Relationship May Need Help

You Feel Resentful Towards Your Partner If you are starting to feel resentful towards your spouse, this may be one of the first signs your relationship may be in trouble. Resentment typically starts to build up when one partner or the other feels that his or her needs aren’t being met. For example, one person [...]

Signs Your Relationship May Need Help 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00

Manage Your Emotions, Don’t Let Them Manage You

Do you manage your emotions or do your emotions manage you? Oftentimes when people find themselves reacting to situations in ways they dislike or want to change, it is because they are engaging in emotion-based thoughts and behaviors. Put another way, their emotions are running the show. Have you ever texted your ex when you were [...]

Manage Your Emotions, Don’t Let Them Manage You 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00

Black and White Thinking

“When I learned about the gray existing between the black and white of absolute terms, I began to experience more peace. The more I expanded my gray areas (more than 50 shades), the more peace I experienced in my life.” ― David W. Earle Black and white thinking is one of the most common reasons [...]

Black and White Thinking 2018-03-16T14:13:22+00:00