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Feeling Stuck in the Relationship

Due to humans social nature, we like the company of others. Interacting with people brings happiness, comfort and fulfillment. If certain people that we interact with give us those feelings, we tend to choose to have relationships with them. However, there are times when we crave those feelings so much that we will stay in a relationship even if it is not providing us with happiness and comfort. We can find ourselves stuck in a relationship. Beverly D. Flaxington, a contributor writer for Psychology Today has a list of some signs to look for to see if your relationship is flawed. 

  • You feel unhappy and worn out by the relationship
  • You feel happier away from your partner
  • You feel like you are talking to a wall
  • You don't feel valued or appreciated enough
  • You've been verbally attacked or put down in public by your partner

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.