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Fear of commitment: Understanding the Hidden Signs

When you hear the words “fear of commitment” you might initially think of someone who is outwardly afraid of marriage or doesn’t want a long-term commitment in relationships. While this fear can certainly manifest like that, it can also show up as behaviors that are less obvious, and the person experiencing this fear can often mask it as something else. 

In this post, we’ll reveal four of the not-so-obvious signs that you or someone you know may be afraid of commitment and the first step you can take to overcome this fear.

Being Critical

If you find yourself always noticing what’s wrong with your partner, and being

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Online Reviews: How Would They Change Your Dating Game?

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You’ve probably received feedback on many of the roles you play in your life. As a student, you likely got a report card, and as an employee, you probably had performance reviews. Yet, one of the biggest roles you play is the partner in your relationship, which comes without a formal review process. Unless you and your partner are incredibly intentional about providing one another feedback, months and years could easily go by without the opportunity to share insights and input about improving everything from communication to intimacy.

But, what if you did get a dating or relationship report card? How would that change your dating behavior? In ...

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Ignoring Red Flags? Here are 3 Possible Reasons Why

Ignoring Red Flags Here are 3 Possible Reasons Why

How many times has a relationship ended in your life and you’ve commented that “there were red flags all along”? Or, how often have your friends pointed out red flags with people you are dating that you may have chosen to ignore, defend, or rationalize? You might even find yourself talking to a friend after the breakup and commenting that it is “obvious in hindsight” that your former partner wasn’t a good fit for you. 

It’s not uncommon to consciously or subconsciously ignore red flags for a variety of reasons. If you are “lying to yourself” throughout a partnership by ignoring small warnings about a partner or relationship, ...

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How to talk to your partner about an open relationship

Bridging the topic of exploring an open relationship can be scary. There are dozens of reasons this path might appeal to you, from curiosity to “spicing” up your current core, romantic relationship. No matter the “why”, presenting this idea to your partner can make you feel vulnerable.

At Center for Shared Insight in Denver, Colorado, we work with a handful of clients who are interested in exploring an open relationship with their partner, and we can provide support and guidance around how to discuss this topic thoughtfully and effectively. Throughout this post, we’ll explore strategies you can use to ensure that a conversation about an open relationship is ...

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The Intersection of Relationships & Suicide

While it’s a well-known fact that healthy relationships add to one’s life expectancy, less is known about the effect of relationships and suicide rates. In this post, we’ll examine the impact of positive relationships, toxic relationships, and breakups on suicidal tendencies, signs to look for, and how to get help.

Healthy Relationships

Not only does a romantic relationship contribute to more happiness, all social connections, whether those be with friends, family, neighbors, or colleagues improve well-being. We are primed for connection and community, and being in healthy relationships eliminates feelings of isolation and depression. If you or someone you know is struggling with prolonged sadness and even ...

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How to Talk to Your Therapist About Sex

Some topics are easy to talk with your therapist about, such as problems sleeping, or lack of a work/life balance. Others might require more vulnerability, including gender identity questions or challenges related to sex. At our therapy practice in Denver, Colorado, we encourage clients to have uncomfortable conversations with our team of specialists, including those related to sex. In this post, we’ll provide some strategies to make talking with your therapist about sex easier.

First, Do Your Research

Sex is often still seen as a “taboo” topic of conversation, which can sometimes make it challenging to bring up in therapy. Finding a therapist that is comfortable exploring and addressing ...

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Relationship Role Models

What is a relationship role model and why is it important? In our therapy practice in Denver, Colorado, we often remind clients why it's important to identify ideal relationships to inform how they might improve their own. Having real-life examples can provide more clarity around what you want and don’t want, and help illuminate the path to get there.

Do you have a relationship role model? In this post, you’ll learn how to identify, cultivate, and utilize relationship role models to build and maintain healthy relationships, or evaluate the relationship you are in

Identifying Role Models

It’s possible that you have witnessed an ideal relationship that is close ...

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