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Social Relationships

The term "Social Relationship" encompasses the wide range of interpersonal connections that provide individuals with support, bonding and community.
The term "Social Relationship" encompasses the wide range of interpersonal connections that provide individuals with support, bonding and community.
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Questions and Answers

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

I agree, it is awkward when people make jokes about subjects which may not be funny at all. And, if a person only jokes, then after laughing and realizing the person has nothing of themselves to offer, this can also be quite tedious.Realize that you are more aware of human interaction having many... more

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Candice Burch
Candice Burch
Hello! My name is Candice Burch-founder of Burch Tree Counseling Center. I look forward to helping you move towards becoming the best version of yourself.

It sounds like you have some social anxiety-based on what your wrote in this post. With anxiety, the more you avoid your fear the worse it will be in the long-run. I would take baby-steps towards facing your fears. Although it feels uncomfortable, over time it will get easier. If you aren't seeing a... more

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Kelly Garrity, LMFT
Kelly Garrity, LMFT
THERAPY FOR CLARITY

I think nothing is wrong with you. You woke up human today - not a robot. And its natural, albeit challenging to struggle. In fact, If we all walked around with subtittles and could see each others thoughts, I think you would find so very many people with such similar thoughts, insecurities, and... more

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Mary Kate Veal
Mary Kate Veal
In-person/Telehealth Collaborative Therapist

Anxiety around and about people can be challenging because unfortunately, no matter how badly we want to, we cannot control other people, and sometimes they're really annoying. It seems like you are struggling with difficulties with other people, almost more importantly a lot of self-judgment. I... more

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Lauren Ostrowski, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP, CCH
Lauren Ostrowski, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, CCTP, CCH
I tailor my therapeutic approach to each client's strengths and goals

You could be protective because of things that happened in your past or in the past of the people that you are protecting. A lot of us have natural instincts that we do not want other people to be in pain. For other people, conflict is just hard to watch and/or listen to.As for having a tough time... more

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Michael Moates
Michael Moates
I work with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Personality/Emotional Regulation

There is no limit to the amount of perspectives one may take on this topic. Many aspects of this conversation, including spirituality, religion, God, or a higher force, as well as many others, each have distinct connotations for certain individuals. What I want to know is, in your opinion, the true... more

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Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Time for you to " Claim IT" with over 15 years in health and wellness, Ph.D Psy.D D.D. F.P.L.C. recognized on TV and Magazines,

As in Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” although I minister in interfaith Jesus also mentions about how he lives within all of us. As in the beginning when the solar system was created in dark matter. We are created... more

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Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Dr Traci Kochendorfer
Time for you to " Claim IT" with over 15 years in health and wellness, Ph.D Psy.D D.D. F.P.L.C. recognized on TV and Magazines,

💕 They say three can be a crowd. First ask yourself how you felt when you were with this friend that weekend? Did I feel uncomfortable and was I thinking of my boyfriend the whole time? Did I communicate with my boyfriend that weekend while with my friend? Think about why he maybe reacted to... more

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Cynthia Finefrock
Cynthia Finefrock
LPC Associate, supervised by Martin K. Shaw, LPC-S, LMFT and Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S

Communication is so helpful when it comes to situations like these. As partners, you will often find that your assumptions are not actually obvious expectations. What makes it more challenging is that we don't often know what our assumptions are until life happens and we realize the need for... more

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Rebecca Duellman
Rebecca Duellman
MA, Applied Psychology, Specializing in Forensic Psychology issues.

Hi there. It's great you are able to realize there are other issues going on with someone who feels possessive. At the root of it is fear. Fear of losing someone, fear of being alone, fear of not being good enough. All those fears can lead to low self-esteem and feeling like you have to control... more