What is Anxiety?
Life challenges and circumstances can often cause anxiety to drive our emotions. It can get so intense and the powerlessness can be destabilizing. If anxiety is not treated, it can lead to deep depression and health problems. Relationships that are challenged can bring up a tremendous amount of anxiety and increase tolerance for high-risk behavior.
What is Love Addiction?
For many women, letting go of a relationship feels like the world is coming to an end. We understand that the term “Love Addict” can be almost impossible to identify with when all you ever wanted was love. The love addict clings on because of a deep fear of abandonment. This un-met longing is difficult to tolerate and can leave women feeling empty and lifeless. Our Love Addiction treatment offers unique tools to finding relational freedom.
What is Love Avoidance / Ambivalence?
Love avoidant and love ambivalent women often find they lose their voice in relationships, which leads to secretive behavior. When the secretive behavior is defined and understood, it is a starting point to getting honest about the underlying causes that are creating the avoidance that often leads to depression. When one has difficulty deciding whether or not to leave a relationship, staying indecisive leads to a combination of anxiety and depression.
What is Depression?
Depression is different from just feeling sad in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your self-care, ability to work, ability to have fun, and to show up for your relationships. The feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness are present with little to no hope of things getting better. Often women who are depressed become love avoidant in their relationships. It is too hard to simply “show up” therefore making personal and professional relationships fall apart.
What is Codependency?
Codependents are giving of themselves to others and compromise their ability to care for self. The act of giving more of themselves make codependents actually believe they are “loving more”. The concept of “letting go” of taking care of others is destabilizing to the codependent. The anxiety that comes up when faced with the reality that a loved one will not be ok is too hard to tolerate.