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Jonathan Brady
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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Long Beach, California
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Long Beach, California

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"For it is important to fail and to lose. Not so that you can win with more effort later, or to savor your success; that puts success at the center of failure, which isn't the point. Failure is important because we have our limitations. And it is okay to fail. To cry. To not be strong. To be defeated. To feel our limits and our inability to push past them."

#psychology #counseling #emotions #feelings



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"This is where positivity can blur objectivity: thinking positively and how you want to feel is as much a problem as thinking negatively and how you don’t want to feel."

#psychology #advice #positivity 

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"However, that's the implicit contradiction of not having boundaries. In not having boundaries for fear of losing relations when you make boundaries, you also do not experience being loved as you are and being in a tangibly trusting relationship."

#psychology #communication #love #advice

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Latest blog! On unsolicited advice.

"Unsolicited advice has a lot of emotional and relational nuance, but unfortunately it is rarely felt with any nuance."

#psychology #communication #love

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Latest blog!

"What I find remarkably curious are the people that cannot accept their own judgments; those that cannot embrace what they love or acknowledge standing up for what they hate. Owning and expressing what you love and what you hate, both, equally, are vulnerable positions."

#psychology #love #hate

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"Betrayal is the largest problem that I have encountered in counseling couples who decided to be abstinent until marriage; because the person they agreed to marry, and they thought they knew, didn’t remain the person they were, or be the person they said they would be once they started having sex. Yes, sex changes things, but more specifically, you change by growing and discovering parts of yourself that maybe you weren’t even aware of.... With abstinence, ironically, betrayal and broken trust arises, not from sex outside the marriage, but with sex inside the marriage."

#psychology #counseling #sex #abstinence

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"Setting a boundary to not let others walk all over you doesn’t mean they won’t try to do so, and that also means you have no control over their actions. Which isn’t to say it is futile to make boundaries. I believe it is important for our relationships and for our mental and emotional health to make our expectations explicit and known, even if they might not be honored. For how else can someone grow to love you if they don’t know what you want or do not want? If nothing else, I do think that loving someone is a deliberate and conscious choice to see another person in all that they want and do not want; I like to add the reminder that there will be much unseen in any person, especially one you love."

#psychology #communication #love

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"Next to you."
#love

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My latest!

#psychology   #commitment   #love  

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"In the decision to open up a relationship, and addressing all of the small, meticulous, and intricately integral questions to the act of opening up a relationship, an aspect of most all relationships becomes tangible: control."

#psychology #relationships #sex #love 
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