There’s a lot of attention given to the physical safety and well-being of the LGBT community, but their mental health is equally important. People looking for same sex couples counseling in Palo Alto often come to us.
Some of the most commonly observed mental health issues in people who are part of the LGBT—or LGBTQIA+—community are discussed below:
Sex is a wonderful thing and an essential part of human connection and relationships, but there’s a world beyond the kind of sex most of us are exposed to throughout our lives. Vanilla sex, as it’s often referred to, is wonderful in its own ways, but there’s so much more to explore apart from that.
Dealing with heartache is tough on anyone, but heartache after being cheated on is one of the worst experiences anyone can have. It’s emotionally as well as mentally difficult to process and doesn’t just affect your relationship but also takes a toll on each of the partners individually. While the grief and hurt of the partner who has been cheated on are incredibly valid, it’s also okay if they want to stick around and work on the relationship.
But the question remains: To what extent is it possible to repair a relationship that’s been violated like this? Can you truly restore the trust that’s been broken?
You’re in love, happy, and excited to start this new chapter of your life—and when you’re this love-drunk, it’s easy to let a lot of things slide. But it’s equally important to have those difficult, uncomfortable conversations too.
Whether your goal is to find a new sense of value in your motives and abilities; or to use couples therapy to improve communication between yourself and your spouse, I can help start the healing process.