Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping.
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Pursuing clearer, less anxious lives and relationships in uncertain times
Tonya Lester LCSW on March 3, 2023
How would your relationship change if you tried a few of these suggestions? How would it change if you implemented all of them?
Tonya Lester LCSW on January 11, 2023
Breakups can be devastating even if you see them coming, even if it's your idea, and even if you know it's for the best.
Tonya Lester LCSW on November 4, 2022
When we hear “infidelity,” most of us picture having sex outside of our relationships. But there are many ways to cheat.
Tonya Lester LCSW on September 11, 2022
Complicated emotions are necessary, healthy, and valuable. Like a weathervane, they show us which way the wind is blowing and how we need to adjust accordingly.
Tonya Lester LCSW on July 6, 2022
Setting boundaries with one's family, especially one's parents, is often considered off-limits. It shouldn't be.
Tonya Lester LCSW on June 15, 2022
Here's how to tell the difference between unhealthy attachments, trauma bonds, and love.
Tonya Lester LCSW on May 26, 2022
High-quality, consistent sleep is powerful medicine. Here are 4 steps to better sleep.
Tonya Lester LCSW on May 11, 2022
If you've been waiting for years, or even decades, for a partner to behave differently, you may be deluding yourself.
Tonya Lester LCSW on May 6, 2022
Feeling understood is the bedrock of emotional intimacy. All relationships can withstand a lot of pressure if each person feels that the other is invested in understanding them.
Tonya Lester LCSW on April 27, 2022
Healthy partnerships can go through tough times and emerge stronger afterward. Less secure relationships will often buckle under the strain.
Tonya Lester LCSW on February 16, 2022
Are you afraid to take steps to achieve your goals? There are ways to break free from procrastination and inaction.
Tonya Lester LCSW on January 5, 2022
We prize efficiency over depth, engagement, and enjoyment. When we’re trying to make everything go faster, we’re wishing our life away.
Tonya Lester LCSW on November 10, 2021
That nervous revving you feel in your stomach isn’t spurring you to greater achievement. It’s distracting you from identifying your true priorities.
Tonya Lester LCSW on October 22, 2021
If you still often feel like your concerns are never really addressed no matter how often you bring them up, you might be facing a "kind narcissist."
Tonya Lester LCSW on October 8, 2021
Are you emotionally mature in your relationships? Here's what that looks like and how you can do better.
Tonya Lester LCSW on September 11, 2021
How changing an unproductive self-narrative can affect goal achievement.
Tonya Lester LCSW on September 3, 2021
If you repeatedly make concessions and accommodations without speaking up for yourself, you might wake up one day barely recognizing who you are.
Tonya Lester LCSW on August 22, 2021
Self-possession requires us to lay out the facts of our history without attaching how things "should have" been.
Tonya Lester LCSW on May 14, 2021
In relationships, the shock absorber accepts, ignores, or minimizes others' thoughtless or unkind behavior to lessen the impact and avoid conflict.
Tonya Lester LCSW on April 11, 2021
Instead of addressing the topic at hand, blame-shifters attack you for being upset in the first place.