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.