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August 29, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

comingto termswithan abusive childhood

Coming to Terms with an Abusive Childhood

August 29, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT

comingto termswithan abusive childhood
There are so many factors that can affect people as adults as the result of growing up in an abusive childhood. There are so many types of abuse and so many different forms of abuse that many times, when these survivors become adults, life may actually be harder for them than when they were children or even when they were survivors. Probably the more common issues that survivors will have as the direct result of being abused as a child are anxiety, depression, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Also common are trust issues and intimacy issues in adults. [More]

August 15, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

can long distance relationships work

Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

August 15, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT

can long distance relationships work
If you're contemplating a long-distance relationship, there are a lot of things that you should consider. Really, it would be best to hear stories from others who have been in long-distance relationships. These stories may lead you to think about things you may not have considered, especially if you’re entering a new relationship and you are still in the "ga-ga" phase. Take time to think about everything involved before you jump into a relationship that is long distance. [More]

July 15, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

shouldyou continue hanging outwith your ex

Should you Continue Hanging Out with Your Ex?

July 15, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT

shouldyou continue hanging outwith your ex
Many people have had past relationships with individuals who shared similar interests and who were great companions. Some give credit to their exes for helping them through rough spots in their life, showing them they have worth, and/or being their "safety net". Sometimes when relationships end, people vow to remain friends, knowing that they are in a better place because of those now ended relationships. [More]

June 20, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

let stalkaboutsex

Let’s talk about sex

June 20, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT

let stalkaboutsex
Sex is an uncomfortable topic for an awful lot of people, as if by definition it’s dirty and shameful. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s one of the most natural, human elements of life, and one of the healthiest, too, when it’s sex between two people who love, respect and are committed to each other. [More]