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Relationship Anxiety

Love Is Not the Absence of Fear

Sheryl Paul | Posted 07.19.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

When we love another deeply, fear will rear its head. Designed to protect the vulnerable heart, fear is the sentry who guards the sacred entrances.

Are You Too Close for Sex?

Sheryl Paul | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

You can learn to love the one you're with and create a sex life and feeling of love based on closeness instead of distance and mystery. Despite what the popular culture says, it's entirely possible! And entirely wonderful.

Showing Up as Your Authentic Self in Relationships

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

I've learned that it's not about how the guy needs to fit into my plans, but rather how we can create a future together.

How to Relieve Engagement Anxiety

Sheryl Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Like any process of self-growth and healing, working with the habitual patterns that keep us mired in negative stuck places is a practice.

What Does it Mean to Be in Love?

Sheryl Paul | Posted 09.01.2013 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

After the initial honeymoon stage fades (and having a honeymoon stage is not a prerequisite for a healthy relationship), feeling in love is an experience that is cultivated primarily through the intersection of two actions.

Katherine Bindley

Relationship Anxiety: Hard On The Heart And The Immune System

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Relationship anxiety is known to be tough on a person's mental well-being, but a new study suggests that fear of rejection -- and worry that someone d...

What No One Tells You About Your Wedding Day

Sheryl Paul | Posted 03.18.2013 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

We may watch a relationship unfold over several years on a television series, but by the time the couple finally gets married, the conflicts are resolved and the show usually ends. And therein lies the false message.

Getting Engaged? Now Fear This

Sheryl Paul | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Sheryl Paul

Since we're not properly educated about love, romance, attraction, and marriage, we often carry a host of erroneous beliefs about the nature of attraction.

The Big Pre-Marriage Question You Shouldn't Be Scared Of

Sheryl Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

The "Am I gay?" question points to two of the most challenging concepts for the anxious mind to accept, especially when you're on the verge of marriage: that love is a choice and that there are no guarantees or certainties regarding the outcome of this choice.

What We Learned About Love

Sheryl Paul | Posted 12.01.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

I used to be surprised by the number of clients who would share stories about the ways in which grade school peers (including siblings) would taunt, tease, and torture them, but now it's one of the first questions I ask when a client presents with the fear of intimacy.

Love And Anxiety

Sheryl Paul | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

In the end, fear is fear, and we either accept the task of working with it consciously and diligently or we walk away from loving, solid relationships with the erroneous belief that "It just didn't feel right. If it was right, I wouldn't have to work so hard."

The #1 Thing That Can Sabotage Your Engagement

Sheryl Paul | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Until I learned how to challenge fear's arguments, I was a helpless pawn under its rule, a victim in a dark forest. It was, in short, misery.

How I Lost My Prince Harming And Found Karen Salmansohn

Alyssa Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alyssa Pinsker

According to Salmansohn, a Prince Harming is a guy who is either "trouble or troubled." He's hot, fun, charismatic, smart, and successful, at first. But, he inevitably turns toxic.