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Ways to use social support to prevent postpartum anxiety and depression

Strategies to manage the roller coaster of emotions following the birth of a child is often an afterthought. So much time is spent preparing for baby, from planning the nursery, to investing in all the gear for breast-feeding, and so little focus is placed on the mother’s postpartum recovery. Social support is a powerful way to address postpartum needs and provides a reminder that you are not alone in your postpartum challenges. While community can significantly aid in your healing, hearing about other moms’ anxieties can also add to yours.

In this post, we’ll consider what kind of social support can help prevent postpartum depression and anxiety ...

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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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Meet Camille Virginia, founder of Master Offline Dating

Camille Virginia is an award-winning writer, founder of Master Offline Dating, and author of The Offline Dating Method. She helps single women ditch the dating apps and attract great men in the real world. She is passionate about helping people create a more fulfilling life across every aspect: friendship, career, family, and romantic. Learn more about Camille and her mission in our recent interview with her.

 

1. With online dating being so popular, what advantages do you see to moving away from that trend and toward your model of "offline dating"?

"Popular" is an interesting word…it makes me think of the "popular" kids in middle school, who were ...

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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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Mixed Signals: Trusting Actions Over Words

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We’ve all trusted the words of a partner and let promises of change propel the relationship forward. Especially if your love language is words of affirmation the commitments your partner makes to you are vital to building confidence in your relationship. But, how often have your partner’s actions not matched those promising words? How do these mixed signals make you feel, particularly if you have an anxious attachment type? We’ll explore the answers to these questions and more in this blog post.

Handling Mixed Messages

Misaligned words and actions can feel like mixed signals to the recipient. It’s often hard to properly decode such situations and ...

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Growing Through Difficult Situations

Whether it’s heartbreak, loss, or unwanted change, difficult situations often evoke feelings of anxiety, fear, and sadness. While it’s important to own and honor these very natural responses to challenging times in your life, these periods are also an opportunity for growth. 

In fact, growth can very often be stimulated by difficulty, and the learning and expansion that occurs during challenging times can get you to a new place - one that you likely could not have imagined while moving through the rough time. This is not because of the loss or heartbreak you experience, but because of how you choose to overcome it. Its about all the ...

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