See you later, alligator. In a-while, crocodile.
From an early age, we learn the importance of bringing ritual & play to separation, transition, and reunification. At some point along the way, however, many partnerships forget the importance of how and why we say goodbye. If you have ever felt the desire for more quality and connected time with your partner, read on & know that you are knot alone.
Where would you go for community if it felt like you had none? How might you express yourself if you had no limits? And with whom would you share your inner world if anonymity reigned free? For many teens, online community offers the love, acceptance, and affirmation that in-person contact denies. Yet, when digital hubs serve as the catch-all for feelings of pain, rejection, and distress, how do you show up to support in real time and when needed? If you have ever wondered how do you “meet” teens beyond the screen, you are knot alone.
Whether you opted for a public Facebook recommendation, received a word-of-mouth referral from a trusted friend, or you clicked through one of the many online counselling directories, a common theme remains: choosing the right counsellor is an important decision to make. If you are curious to learn more how counselling can transform your relationships, welcome! You are KnotAlone.
If your teen has come out to you, you may need time to adjust to the knews; however, there is plenty you can do to maintain a strong connection with your teen AND look after yourself. Picking up from where we left off in the Knotty Knews #2 - Let's Talk Coming Out, I offer you the CARER acronym as a starting point for offering support to a teen placing their trust in you at this vulnerable juncture of self-awareness.
LGBTQ. GLBTQIA? LGBTQQIP2SAA???!! Trying to get a handle on the range of sexual and gender identities for some parents, caregivers, and supports can feel complicated. With progressive social action comes radical redefinition of what it means to be “Loud & Proud” in the 21st century. If you have ever felt lost, overwhelmed, or simply unsure of how to support a child, teen, or adult “coming out”, you are knot alone.
Be sure to check out the Knotty Knews #2.1 - The Model CARER is YOU for more!
Sexuality, Love, Desire: Fear. Entering into relationship with someone can be scary. For many, meeting someone for the first time is downright terrifying. If you have ever felt anxious around your relationships with others - aromantic, platonic, romantic, sexual - you are knot alone.