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5 Signs You are Desperate for Love

Girl Desperate for Love

Have you ever gone to the grocery store hungry? We are all guilty of doing this occasionally. And what happens? You don’t make good decisions. You buy junk food, you buy too much, and you buy things that will solve your problem of hunger the fastest, like sugary, carb-laden foods. And if you snack on those chips on the way home from the store and indulge in some ice cream upon walking in the door to your home, you won’t feel good for long.

Dating is the same. When you are hungry for love and desperate for connection, you don’t make good decisions. Or, you make decisions from the ...

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Spread Too Thin: 4 Reasons You Fail to Set Healthy Boundaries

Mother overworked and tired

In my work as a relationship therapist, specializing in attachment theory, one phenomenon I often see is overcommitted women and men struggling to stay on top of competing priorities, resulting in complete exhaustion and burnout.

If you feel depleted, overwhelmed, burned out, or inundated, it might be time to revisit the commitments in your life and restructure where needed. The challenge in overcoming the tendency to take on too much is understanding the unique reasons you overcommit. In order to get a better handle on how you spend your time and developing strategies for communicating with others in your life to better manage your time, it’s important to start ...

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Love Addiction: A Quest to Fill the Void

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Love addiction might sound like an alluring phenomenon, and definitely doesn’t immediately imply something concerning. However, while true love addiction is not readily talked about or as widely understood or discussed like other addictions, love addiction is a very real disorder that affects approximately 3% of US adults.

Love as an Addiction

Individuals who are addicted to love are both similar to and different from those who are addicted to a substance. Substance addiction involves ingesting a substance (such as drugs or alcohol); whereas, love addict’s “drug of choice” is not a substance, but rather a process involving love and/or a relationship to a person (also called a ...

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Dr. Hick's Guide to Fearless Living: The Fearless Talks That Will Transform Your Relationships

How we use our voice is often determined in childhood, but these things can change. Fearless talks can transform everything, especially your dating life.

A fearless break through in loving communication happened for a dear friend this week. She graciously allowed me to share the story of her path to transformation.

For years, “Sarah” had struggled to express her true feelings, to communicate her needs, to set boundaries in friendships, with family members, and most of all, in her dating relationships.

This difficulty plagued her for as long as she could remember. She observed others who seemed so easily able to say, “No” when they meant, “No.” Or even ...

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