Josephine Ferraro, LCSW - NYC Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis & Sex Therapy

Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis, Somatic Experiencing & Sex Therapy - In Person and Online Therapy
(917) 742-2624

Email: [email protected]

Menu
alt

My Articles About Relationships

Dating vs Being in a Relationship: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2012/02/dating-vs-relationship-take-time-to-get.html

What is Your Flirting Style?

The Physical Flirting Style

The Playful Flirting Style

The Sincere Flirting Style

The Traditional Flirting Style

The Polite Flirting Style

10 Signs Someone is Flirting With You

Relationships: What is Attraction?

Understanding the Connection Between Your Personality Type and Your Choice or a Romantic Partner

How You Feel About Yourself Can Affect Whether or Not You're Attracted to Your Partner

Dating and Relationships: How to Stop Being His or Her Backup Plan (AKA: A Second Choice)

Dating: Is a Situationship Right For You?

How to Build Trust and Connection in Your Relationship

Identifying the Negative Cycle in Your Relationship

Breaking the Negative Cycle in Your Relationship With Emotionally Focused Therapy For Couples

Improving Communication in Your Relationship: What's the Difference Between Complaining and Criticizing?

Improving Communication in Your Relationship: How to Stop "Kitchen Sinking" Your Partner

Improving Communication in Your Relationship: How to Change Defensive Behavior

Understanding Your Avoidant Attachment Style in Your Relationship so You Can Break the Negative Cycle

Understanding Your Anxious Attachment Style so You Can Break the Negative Cycle in Your Relationship

Unresolved Trauma Can Make it Difficult For You to Feel Secure Even in a Healthy Relationship

Overcoming Philophobia: A Fear of Falling in Love

Tips on How to Listen to Your Partner Without Getting Defensive

How to Stop Arguments in Your Relationship

Getting Curious About Your Own and Your Partner's Turn-Ons

How to Stop Getting Into Power Struggles About Your Spouse's Porn Viewing

How to Prevent Conflict Avoidance From Destroying Your Relationship

How Do You Handle Blame? Are You an Internalizer or an Externalizer?

Coping With Perfectionism in Your Relationship

How to Overcome Polarization in Your Relationship

Overcoming Giving and Receiving Imbalances in Your Relationship

How a Woman's Negative Body Image Can Affect Intimacy in a Relationship and How Therapy Can Help

How Can a Growth Mindset Improve Your Relationship?

Why Do People Leave Relationships By Ghosting?

How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Relationship: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/how-your-attachment-style-affects-your.html

Understanding the Avoidant Attachment Style of Emotionally Unavailable People: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/08/understanding-avoidant-attachment-style.html

Resolving Problems Between Individuals With Avoidant and Anxious Attachment Styles: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/09/resolving-relationship-problems-between.html

What is a Common Relationship Conflict Between Couples Who Have Anxious and Avoidant Attachment Styles?

Emotionally Intimate Relationships Provide an Opportunity to Get to Know Yourself: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/05/emotionally-intimate-relationships.html

Are You Afraid to Be Emotionally Intimate in a Relationship? https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/are-you-afraid-of-being-emotionally.html

Relationships: How to Become More Emotionally Attuned to Each Other

Are You Able to Express Your Vulnerable Feelings to Your Partner?

Growing as an Individual While You're in a Relationship: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/04/you-can-be-in-relationship-and-still.html

How to Talk to Your Partner About Sex - Part 1: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/07/how-to-talk-to-your-partner-about-sex.html

How to Talk to Your Partner About Sex - Part 2: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/07/how-to-talk-to-your-partner-about-sex_29.html

BDSM: What Does It Mean to Be a "Brat" in a Sub-Dom Relationship?

Marriage: Are You Expecting Too Much of Your Spouse? https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/12/marriage-are-you-expecting-too-much.html

What is Ethical Non-Monogamy?

The Advantages of Having a Relationship Agreement When You're in a Monogamous Relationship

Overcoming Jealousy and Insecurity That's Ruining Your Relationship: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/06/overcoming-insecurity-and-jealousy.html

Fear of Abandonment Can Occur Even in a Healthy Stable Relationship: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2016/08/fear-of-abandonment-can-occur-even-in.html

Memories of Your First Love Can Have a Profound Impact on Later Romantic Relationships - Part 1: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/05/how-memories-of-your-first-love-can.html

Memories of Your First Love Can Have a Profound Impact on Later Romantic Relationships: Part 2: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/05/how-memories-of-your-first-love-can_12.html

Romantic Obsessions and the Thrill of the Chase - Part 1: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/08/romantic-obsessions-and-thrill-of-chase_14.html

Romantic Obsessions and the Thrill of the Chase: Part 2: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/08/romantic-obsessions-and-thrill-of-chase_14.html

Romantic Obsessions and the Thrill of the Chase: Part 3: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/08/romantic-obsessions-andthrill-of-chase_16.html

Tips on Getting Along as a Couple During the COVID-19 Crisis: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/04/tips-on-getting-along-as-couple-during.html

How Trauma Affects Relationships: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/02/how-trauma-affects-intimate.html

The Impact of Parentification Trauma in Adult Romantic Relationships

Why Do Core Emotional Issues Get Triggered in Relationships: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2019/09/why-do-core-emotional-issues-get.html

Falling in Love With the Fantasy Instead of the Reality: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2019/06/relationships-falling-in-love-with.html

Relationships: The Ideal vs. the Real: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/04/relationships-ideal-vs-real.html

Emotional Vulnerability as a Pathway to Greater Emotional Intimacy: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/10/emotional-vulnerability-as-pathway-to.html

What Does It Mean to Be Emotionally Available in Your Relationship?

How to Become Emotionally Available in Your Relationship

How Do You Know If You're in an Unhealthy Relationship? https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-do-you-know-if-youre-in-unhealthy.html

Are You Giving Away Your Power in a Relationship With Someone Who Doesn't Treat You Well? https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/relationships-are-you-giving-away-your.html

Taking Back Your Personal Power in a Relationship: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/relationships-taking-back-your-personal.html

You're in Love With Your Partner But You're Not Compatible: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/10/relationships-in-love-but-not.html

Should You Stay or Should You Leave Your Relationship? http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2012/02/relationships-should-you-stay-or-should.html

Relationships: What is Micro-cheating? https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/01/relationships-what-is-micro-cheating.html

Why Do People in Relationships Keep Secrets From Each Other?

The Connection Between Infidelity and the Need to Feel Desirable: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-connection-between-infidelity-and.html

How to Save Your Relationship After Infidelity: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/09/infidelity-how-to-save-your.html

Understanding Serial Monogamists - Part 1: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/07/understanding-serial-monogamists-part-1.html

Understanding Serial Monogamists - Part 2: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/07/understanding-serial-monogamists-part-2.html

Understanding the Negative Impact of Cognitive Dissonance For You and Your Loved Ones

7 Reasons Why You Might Be Struggling With a Breakup: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2020/04/7-reasons-why-you-might-be-struggling.html

Understanding the Underlying Emotional Impact of "Players" - Part 1: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2019/06/understanding-underlying-emotional.html

Understanding the Underlying Emotional Impact of "Players" - Part 2: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2019/07/understanding-emotional-dynamics-of-men.html

Telltale Signs You're in a Relationship With a Womanizer

Are You Being Gaslighted in Your Relationship? http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2012/11/are-you-being-gaslighted-in-your.html

A Relationship With a Narcissistic Partner Can Have a Negative Impact on Your Self Esteem: http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2015/04/psychotherapy-blog-relationships.html

A Relationship With a Narcissistic Partner: Where Did the Love Go? http://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-relationship-with-narcissistic.html

Bait and Switch as a Form of Manipulation in Relationships: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2018/03/bait-and-switch-as-form-of-manipulation.html

Relationships: Is Your Partner "Breadcrumbing" You?  - Part 1: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2019/06/relationships-is-your-partner.html

Relationships: Is Your Partner "Breadcrumbing" You? - Part 2: https://psychotherapist-nyc.blogspot.com/2019/06/relationships-clinical-vignette-about.html

What's the Difference Between Privacy and Secrecy in a Relationship?

Financial Infidelity is a Major Issue in Relationships

A Good Sense of Humor Can Be Sexually Attractive

What Are the Telltale Signs of a Serial Cheater?

How to Stop Cheating and Repair Your Relationship

Relationships: Confusing Love With Longing

Romantic Attractions: What is Limerence, Also Known as "Love at First Sight"?

Romantic Attractions: What Are the 3 Stages of Limerence?

What Are the 7 Stages of Gaslighting in a Relationship?

Understanding Unintentional Gaslighting in a Relationship

Being in the Role of the Affair Partner (Also Known as the "Other Woman" or the "Other Man"

How the "Other Woman" or the "Other Man" Can Keep the Primary Relationship Together

How to Heal From Being in the Role of an Affair Partner (the "Other Woman" or the "Other Man")

The Pros and Cons of Rebound Sex After a Breakup