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How To Talk About Sex

Occasionally, I bring up the subject of sex with my partner, and I always get nowhere. Sex has never been something that we've really talked about. We had those first few conversations when we met several years ago: disclosures of risks, general preferences, expectations for monogamy, etc. and from there we just let it develop naturally. We need to talk about it because our sex life isn't meeting my needs, and I've asked to talk about it, but I still don't know how to talk about it, and I'm afraid this is just going to become another in a string of failed attempts to talk about sex. [more inside]
posted by this *is* my happy face on Dec 19, 2013 - 28 answers

 

My weird thoughts: are they realistic or naive?

I have some weird thoughts re: relationships that are not good, but there are reasons for them. Should/ How do I change how I think? (Therapy is being arranged, and I want more POVs.) [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Jul 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Here we go again...?

My long-term partner and I had relationship problems, spent some time apart, and are in the process of getting our lives back into one home. Now that I've moved my stuff back in, problems that I thought we'd dealt with are happening again. Is it time to go back to therapy or is there something else I can be doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2013 - 44 answers

Putting a Humpty-Dumpty marriage together again.

My wife and I separated six months ago. Now, after marriage and individual counselling, it looks like we might be ready to give things another shot. How do we go about re-integrating our lives whilst there are still small alarm bells ringing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2013 - 32 answers

Therapeutic Faith.

Do you have faith in your therapist's sense of certainty? [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Mar 31, 2013 - 21 answers

To stay [gone] or go [back]?

My wife and I separated a few months ago (which was my choice, not hers) and it seems that many of the things that I left over may have been addressed, but I still feel cagey about it all. How do I square this circle in my head and in my heart? Blizzard inside. [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Feb 26, 2013 - 40 answers

Is this a legitimate reason to seek therapy?

I'm pretty happy. Some amazing things have been happening in my life lately. One of the amazing things is a new relationship with someone who might be the love of my life. Here's the rub: I'm in my early 30s, a virgin and have never had a relationship longer than 3 months. I usually run away when relationships start to get too close. This new relationship feels perfect, easy and safe, but I'm afraid I might repeat my old patterns eventually. We have just passed the 3 month mark. If my happy, falling in love self goes to therapy and tells this as my reason for seeking treatment, what will the therapist think? Do I Need therapy///or can it help me?
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2013 - 15 answers

Another "One More Chance" Question

I’m considering ending my relationship. Should I give him another chance to make changes? of course it's long [more inside]
posted by Ms.Stocking on Jan 4, 2013 - 47 answers

Resources on Adult Attachment Therapy?

I may be starting adult attachment therapy in the next week, on the advice of a crisis counselor and after a few years of on-and-off treatment for anxiety and depression that's not getting me very far. Point me to some quality, hopefully easy to find resources that can spell out what the experience might be like. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2012 - 4 answers

How to convince my friend to go to counseling

Help me convince my friend to talk to a therapist [more inside]
posted by grokfest on Jul 29, 2012 - 22 answers

Am I too much for a counselor to handle?

What is a therapist supposed to do for a client? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Jul 24, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I keep therapy from killing us so it can make us stronger?

How can I keep couples therapy from ruining my relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 - 24 answers

Poly-friendly marriage counselor in the SF East Bay

Trying to find a poly-aware/friendly marriage counselor in the SF East Bay. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Sex Postive Therapist in Chicago?

Can anybody recommend a sex positive relationship therapist in or near Chicago? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 - 1 answer

Can you recommend a good and affordable relationship counselor in the Boston area?

Can you recommend a good and affordable relationship counselor in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Broken

Would therapy fix me? If so, what kind of therapy? Or are there other recommendations for things that I can/could do? Another "I can't find love post" and I don't know what else I can do, please hope me ask metafilter. [more inside]
posted by Lord of the Sock Puppets on Oct 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Resources on complicated grief

Where can I find resources on complicated grief, especially with regard to grieving something that never was? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

The Green-Eyed Monster

How do I deal with sexual jealousy that stems from a history of lousy experiences (possibly with therapy)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Are therapists supposed to tell you how to live your love life?

Is it normal or ethical for a therapist to tell their patient to break up with someone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 22 answers

Beginning relationship complications

Help me navigate my first relationship amidst strange extenuating circumstances... social anxiety, bf's (female) best friend has issues, etc. How do I be the best person I can be towards all parties while still being true to myself? [more inside]
posted by athenadanae on Jun 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Social Skills Training/Behavior Therapy in NYC?

I need to improve my social and relationship skills. Can anyone recommend a behavior therapist in NYC who does social skill training and takes Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Can I change my emotional reactivity without even trying?

Virtually all of my past relationships have had huge amounts of drama, a lot of which I have unintentionally encouraged. I have a tendency to pair up with emotionally withholding men, feel wounded and neglected, and then lash out verbally and emotionally in response. This has been my pattern for almost 20 years, yet now in my current relationship, I haven’t experienced this at all. I feel calm, collected, and content. Yet I haven’t made any conscious decisions to act differently - I just find myself behaving this way without trying. I am really happy about feeling so stable for a change, but it also seems too good to be true. Is it possible for a change like this to be legitimate and lasting? [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on Mar 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Why should I go to therapy?

Why should I go to therapy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2010 - 25 answers

Life stinks, I'd like to change it.

I should probably talk to a therapist, but what can I do ON MY OWN regarding general distaste for my life complicated by apathetic depression? Wall of text inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Couples Therapy in NYC?

Couples Therapy for young couple in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2010 - 1 answer

What would you do in this situation with ex therapist?

What would you do, if anything, in this complicated situation with ex therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I stop thinking about self-sabotaging my relationship?

How do I stop myself from having thoughts of self-sabotaging my relationship and being really insecure? I think I need therapy. How do I choose a therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2010 - 10 answers

More therapists, more better!

Shopping for not just one, but two therapists. I think. Best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2010 - 8 answers

An area for potential jealousy... do I compromise or drop him?

Theoretical relationship filter: Would my boyfriend be a jealous freak if he told me he doesn't like or want me getting theraputic massages from my cousin's husband who's a licensed masseuse? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Jan 28, 2010 - 36 answers

First visit with therapist, how do I go about it? What should I say or ask? What should I expect?

I have an initial consultation with a therapist tomorrow. What should I talk about? Do I jump straight into my problems or are there questions I should ask? [more inside]
posted by frozenyogurt on Jan 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Therapy: do not want

My boyfriend really wants me in therapy, but I don't want to go and it's tearing us apart. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 63 answers

Help me make specific suggestions to someone who needs to become more proactive and collaborative, and less reactive and emotional.

Help me make specific suggestions to someone who needs to become more proactive and collaborative, and less reactive and emotional. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Plan something for next year? Not while we're in therapy..

Would it be unreasonable to ask my spouse not to discuss and make distant future plans while we are in couples therapy? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Aug 24, 2009 - 38 answers

How to have an open heart and mind following disappointment?

How to have an open heart and mind following disappointment? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Expressing concern without seeming preachy

Help me come up with a (very tactful) way to entreat my boyfriend to seek treatment for depression/anxiety. (long background story) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Am I just happier being single?

Am I just happier being single? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 31 answers

is there hope for someone who is highly narcissistic yet falls short of actually having narcissistic personality disorder?

you're so vain, you probably think this post is about you… [more inside]
posted by violetk on Feb 29, 2008 - 23 answers

san francisco couples counseling

Does anyone have any personal recommendations for a relationship therapist in/around San Francisco for a late-20-something hetero couple?
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me help my boyfriend

Help me help my boyfriend. My boyfriend is caring, supportive and great in all the ways that matter, but I think he's depressed, and it's gotten past the point where he's willing to talk about it. He's said several times that he feels there's no way out, and while he's had brief spells of depression in the past and has been able to pull himself out of them, I'm worried that this time it's too deep for him to do it alone. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Aug 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Therapy: Confidentiality/conflict of interest?

I've been seeing a psychotherapist since last summer. A few months ago, my boyfriend joined me in seeing the same person for couples counseling. Now, my boyfriend is also seeing her for private sessions. Q1: Is there a conflict of interest because she sees both of us separately? Q2: I am thinking of breaking up with him. Does confidentiality prevent her from "leaking" this info to him?
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2007 - 16 answers

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