What is Rupture and Repair?

As humans, we all need to experience closeness to survive. One of our primary needs is the need for connection and safety and, in our earliest years, that is supposed to come from our first relationships. These first relationships set the stage for how we will interact with others and come to view ourselves. When […]

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Taking Care of Me

Let’s get real. Yesterday was not a good day for me. Each one of my family members was grumpy and irritable. None of us were getting our needs met. Not for lack of trying. Things just were not working out. And at the end of the day, my husband and I both went to sleep […]

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Overlooked

It is hard for me to watch interactions between parents and their kids. Far too often, I see such a disconnect. Kids who aren’t getting their needs met, growing louder and stronger, begging for love in the most unloving of ways. Parents who aren’t getting their needs met, growing louder and stronger, trying to control […]

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