The Psychological Impact of Toxic Relationships on Your Mental Health

When we think of abuse in an intimate relationship, we often think of physical abuse, but emotional abuse can have an equally disturbing effect on your mental health. In fact, research has shown that victims of toxic relationships often suffer multiple forms of abuse, and the statistics for intimate partner violence are no less than astounding.    It’s important to […]

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What’s The Difference Between Compromise And Settling In A Relationship?

Compromise and  Settling! Am I settling or making a compromise? I often hear this question from my counseling and coaching clients because they want to know the difference between settling and compromise. Settling In a relationship, when you betray yourself or allow others to betray who you are or your core beliefs, such as honesty, respect, reciprocity, and commitment, When […]

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Social Media Relationship Makes You Want A Ring. But Is Your Relationship Ready?

Another day, another Facebook engagement announcement. And then come the Instagram engagement photos followed by the YouTube wedding day videos. You can’t even go onto Pinterest without seeing rings and bouquets pass by and now social media relationships are like show off. Weddings are following you around the internet, and you can’t escape. It makes you hear wedding bells and […]

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Relationship tips to maintain closeness: DatingAdvice.com Interview

I was recently interviewed by DatingAdvice.com and was thrilled to be able share about my passion and relationship tips for helping couples maintain closeness. I hope you enjoy the article! Marriage Counselor Suntia Smith Inspires Individuals & Couples to Maintain Healthy Personal Relationships Suntia Smith used to work solely with women in her relationship coaching practice. She drew from her […]

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No, Relationship Advice Not to listen From Your Friends or Family. Here’s Why.

For some people, the world is one big support group and advice for good. They bring strangers, acquaintances and co-workers into their most personal challenges. Others are pickier, and they ask very close friends or family members to support them through their tough times. No matter who it is or how you select them, I am here to break it […]

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The Importance of Emotional Healing

Proclaiming your own need for healing has become — I hate to say it — just another cliché and contrived saying. We say things like, “I’m embracing the healing process,” “I need to work on me” or “I’m trying to live my best life,” but do we mean any of it? Or maybe we mean it, but do we know […]

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How Therapy Can Help You Break Free from Toxic Relationships Cycles

Toxic relationships cycles are happening again. Like it did the last time, and the time before. You continue to find yourself in the same frustrating, messy, heartbreaking spot as you always do. Relationship after relationship, it’s always the same: You end up hurt, unhappy or alone. You have suffered enough. It is time you take back your life from the […]

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How Adult Relationships Can Be Affected by Childhood

You are a sponge. Even as children, you absorb more than you realize — your relationships, your experiences, your surroundings. All those moments, the hurt, the loss, the love and the support, it’s all sucked up into your little being. It becomes a part of who you are, how you communicate and how you filter emotions. It molds you into […]

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Peace Over Perfection: The Inspiration

“I’m pushing myself for more, but the more I give the more I am losing myself.” When I look back at these words, I can still feel my own brokenness and exhaustion. Yes, it was more than five years ago, and yes, a lot has changed in my life since then. But I know so well the pain I was […]

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