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What to Do When the Honeymoon Phase Wears Off

What is the relationship “honeymoon phase?” When you’re in the honeymoon phase, everything is exciting. You’re always feeling that spark with your new partner. You’re always wanting to be around your new partner, always thinking about them. When you’re together, you’re always touching, always flirting. You’re probably having frequent and exciting sex, and maybe even […]

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Managing Mental Health Needs While in a Relationship

Managing mental health needs in a relationship takes different skills than managing mental health needs as an individual. It can be overwhelming to be constantly carrying someone’s inner world alongside your own, and when you’re in a significant, intimate relationship, it’s common for that vulnerability to bring up opportunities for old wounds or triggers to […]

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Grieving Small Losses

When we think about grief, we tend to associate the emotion with the death of a loved one or the end of a serious relationship. Overwhelming feelings of grief are often brought on by significant losses, but they can be triggered by small losses as well, like moving away from home or losing a connection […]

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5 Common Myths About Suicide That You Should Know

There’s a lot of misinformation out in the world about suicide. One thing we’ve come to learn at Grief Recovery Center is suicide is something that many people don’t like to think or talk about, but avoiding the topic can actually lead to harm. Suicide is incredibly stigmatized, even as our cultural understanding of mental […]

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Why We Need to Talk About Minority Mental Health

Every July we recognize and celebrate the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to help bring awareness to the struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities must endure regarding mental illness and access to mental health care. At the Grief Recovery Center in Houston, many of our clients have experienced barriers to […]

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How to Focus on Yourself Without Feeling Guilty

Reliability and consideration are critical in healthy relationships. Having people to care for who also take care of you is something we all seek out. The desire that we have for companionship, however, might result in putting the needs of others in front of our own. While being considerate of the needs and feelings of […]

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BetterHelp Review: An In-Depth Look

Finding the right therapist in Houston TX requires research and consideration of what qualities you want in a counselor. While in-person therapists are the traditional option, online therapy platforms have gained a lot of popularity and provide an alternative that may be attractive to some. One of the most popular online therapy options, BetterHelp, markets […]

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