EXCERPT: Sometimes you just gotta cry. And that’s perfectly OK. But other times, an outpouring of emotion is something worth evaluating. If you think that may be the case, start journaling your post-cry thoughts. As Thomas says, doing so will help you “know what you need to further work on by yourself or with a psychologist.”
You can read the rest of the article and see Dr. Thomas’s additional tips on Bustle.com’s “11 Tricks To Look & Feel Better After A Good Cry, Because Sometimes You Just Have To Let It Out”
Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. is a highly-regarded Los Angeles psychologist. You can arrange for a free phone consultation with Dr. Thomas via her website to find out if she’s the right psychologist for you.
Excerpt: “During the first year of marriage, some major decisions often are being made such as if finances should be combined or not; who should pay for what; who does which household chore; and how to give each other adequate space for ‘me’ time, friends and family time, and couple time so that no one feels neglected,” explains Los Angeles-based psychologist, Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. “In the first year of marriage, couples must learn and practice the skills of how to compromise and work as a team more than ever before, both of which aren’t always easy to do.”
The article “The Biggest Hurdles Couples Face During the First Year of Marriage” was written by Lindsay Tigar of MarthaStewartWeddings.com, who interviewed Los Angeles psychologist and relationship therapist Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. The piece discusses some common bumps in the road that newlyweds can experience, as well as some suggestions on how to best navigate these issues.
Excerpt: “OK, so this is a big one. Unlike where to live, or where to go on vacation, creating a human isn’t something that can be met with compromise. That’s why, as Los Angeles-based psychologist Yvonne Thomas tells me, disagreeing on whether or not to have a baby can be a huge deal breaker.”
The article “11 Disagreements That Might Be The End Of Your Relationship, Because Some Fights Are Hard To Come Back From” was written by Carolyn Steber of Bustle.com, who interviewed Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., a Los Angeles psychologist whose specialties include couples counseling. The piece details some make or break issues that can cause rifts in relationships that could potentially be too severe to mend.
Excerpt: “[Mild jealousy] can indicate that the partners are still in love with each other enough to care and feel threatened by the idea of [their] partner being attracted to someone else or that someone else is attracted to [their] partner,” Yvonne Thomas, licensed psychologist, tells Bustle. “This mild jealousy ‘mistake’ can actually breathe some life into a relationship that one or both partners may have felt was complacent or stagnant.”
Read the Article on Bustle.com about the pressures of aspiring to be perfect and the mistakes that can happen in relationships. Relationship Therapist Dr. Thomas discusses the virtuous side of “mild jealousy”, which in itself, she says, is not an unhealthy thing.
Excerpt: “‘It’s your fault that I’m unhappy.’
Although many of your favorite memories and experiences have been shared with your partner, you might also be quick to blame them when you’re going through a funky phase. The truth is, if you’re unhappy in your relationship, it’s likely a mix of disconnect and what’s personally happening in your life. “You may be playing a very passive role in the relationship in which you are unhappy rather than being more proactive in finding a productive, healthy way to deal with,” Los Angeles-based psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D., says. “You shouldn’t say this to your partner because it can decrease his or her self-esteem and can make him or her shut down, lash out, or both. Ironically, by saying this to your partner, you each may end up feeling even more unhappy and alienated.”
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Dr. Yvonne Thomas is a widely-cited Los Angeles Psychologist and Relationship Therapist. She provides consultations with clients in her West Los Angeles office and has been interviewed by dozens of major publications with her expertise on relationship, marriage and anxiety issues. You can reach her at 310-359-9450 or fill out her contact form for a free consultation.