By: Jennifer Klesman, LCSW Online dating is hard. Actually, dating in general is difficult. While we all know it, it’s become a necessary evil if we want to find a partner. After college, it becomes much harder to meet people outside of the workplace and your established friend group. Sure, you could let a friend set you up, but oftentimes you end up with only two things in common with those people: they’re also single and you both know the person who set you up. In recent y
By: Jennifer Klesman, LCSW In my 20s I discovered Sex and the City, the HBO show about four single women in their 30s and 40s living it up and looking for love in New York City. It was a very real show that addressed sex and dating in a bold and fresh way that hadn’t been done in the 90s; for example, it was one of the first TV shows ever to have an episode about a sex toy. I was a fan of the show, owned the DVDs, and even had a shirt that said, “I’m a Samantha”, because who
By: Chelsea Hudson, LCPC Regardless of the problem that brings a client to therapy, the number one topic discussed in my psychotherapy practice is relationship difficulties.
Relationship challenges with friends, partners, family members or co-workers can be a major source of distress. I'm not sure about you, but throughout my many years of school before grad school, I was never taught how to effectively communicate. It's just not something that was talked about, perhaps