Are You Emotionally Present or Emotionally Disconnected?

By Dr. Margaret Paul August 23, 2021

Do you move toward your feelings so you can learn from them, or do you move away from them with your various addictions?

 

Our society does not foster emotional presence and mindfulness. In fact, we offer a myriad of addictions to avoid feeling our . . . → Read More: Are You Emotionally Present or Emotionally Disconnected?

How To Know If Someone Is Open or Closed

By Dr. Margaret Paul July 05, 2021

When you feel lonely with your partner or someone else, are you confused about whether it is because you are closed or because they are closed – or both?

 

Sabrina asked:

“How do I know if my partner is closed? Do I tune in . . . → Read More: How To Know If Someone Is Open or Closed

Why Am I Overlooked?

By Dr. Margaret Paul June 28, 2021

Have you wondered why you are so often overlooked when others aren’t?

 

It feels terrible to be constantly overlooked. This is the situation that Melanie is struggling with:

“Even when I think I am fitting in to a group and talking to everybody OK . . . → Read More: Why Am I Overlooked?

What Should I Do With My Painful Feelings?

By Dr. Margaret Paul June 21, 2021

Do you have a hard time knowing what your pain is about and what to do with your painful feelings?

Jane asks: Like so many others, I am disconnected from my feelings much of the time. When I do experience my feelings, I typically do . . . → Read More: What Should I Do With My Painful Feelings?”

Your Feelings: Are They Past or Current?

Your Feelings: Are They Past or Current? By Dr. Margaret Paul May 31, 2021

Learn to distinguish between past and current feelings and understand the information they are giving you.

In my work with clients, I am often asked this question:

“How do I distinguish between the feelings created by the ways . . . → Read More: Your Feelings: Are They Past or Current?

“I Don’t Know How To Give Her What She Wants From Me.”

Do you sometimes feel like you try to give your partner the connection he or she wants and can’t figure out how?


I was having a Skype session with Andrea and Lawrence. Married for 18 years with two teen-age children, their marriage was strained. When I asked Lawrence how things were going between them, his answer was the same as always: “Fine.” When I asked Andrea the same question, she got a pained look on her face. “Things are okay, but not great. I’m lonely with Lawrence so much of the time. We just can’t seem to connect.”

Lawrence became defensive. “I can never do things good enough or right enough for you. You are always unhappy about something.” Continue reading “I Don’t Know How To Give Her What She Wants From Me.”

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