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December 21, 2018

Holiday's can be stressful, for your partner, and your relationship. Stress can bring out the worst in couples, in communication habits, and in our ability to deal with other people. 

There are many ways to relax and enjoy your partner this holiday season, make sure you...

December 12, 2018

Self-Care for the Holidays 


 

Self-care is important in general because we all get to those times when we are overworked, overwhelmed, over tired, and just plain “over” it. At these moments, we need to re-fuel or refill our tanks, our capacity for empathy, the ability t...

November 28, 2018

From Up Journey: Quotes by Psychotherapist Online 

"There are many things that trigger us to have obsessive and repetitive thoughts, they can be about positive or negative experiences, people, future or past oriented.

Our thoughts lead to feelings and then actions – so a...

Watching anyone, especially your own child, feel sadness, anger or confusion is difficult. Looking back on my childhood and also observing other parents today, including myself, there are times when we want to fast-forward through the emotion because it makes us uncomf...

November 3, 2018

Although everyone gets moody from time to time, it’s important to recognize howmoody your parent was while you were growing up. Christi Garner, LMFT, Psychotherapist Online, who spent 10 years as a therapist for domestic violence survivors and sexually abused children,...

“Maintaining positive relationships starts with ourselves,” says Christi Garner, LMFT, certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist. “Having ‘control’ gives us the illusion that nothing bad can happen… People who have a lot of fear can overcompensate by tryi...

September 12, 2018

The place to start, according to Christi Garner, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is with the general idea that all families are different. “I talk with kids about how we all come from different kinds of families,” says Garner. “These families all have rules t...

“Money determines where you go on dates and what you do for fun,” said Christi Garner, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Movies, dinners, drinks and other common date expenses might not be within your budget, which limits what you can do.

Perfect relationships don’t exist; problems do and will arise, but the good news is that couples can effectively resolve many common relationship issues.

First and foremost, couples need to maintain a healthy level of trust and respect, as these two elements can make or...