Relationships and Family

Offer guidance on building and maintaining healthy relationships, addressing communication, intimacy, and support systems, as well as navigating family dynamics as a trans family member.

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The Power of Boundaries: Understanding and Setting Healthy Limits in Relationships

We’ve all been there – finding ourselves in situations where we’ve struggled with setting and maintaining boundaries with our friends. It’s a normal part of life, and we all face challenges when it comes to navigating our relationships. Sometimes we may feel guilty for saying no or worry about the...
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Challenging Transphobia: A Guide for Families, Allies, and Advocates

Transphobia is a pervasive issue that targets transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming individuals. It’s crucial for allies to recognize and address transphobia when they encounter it. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what transphobia is, how to recognize it and provide practical advice on how to confront transphobic attitudes and actions....
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Establishing Boundaries with Unsupportive Family Members: A Guide for Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender-Expansive Adults

Establishing healthy boundaries is a crucial aspect of maintaining one’s well-being, especially for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive individuals. It can be challenging to set boundaries with family members who do not support our identities or treat us with respect, as they are often the ones who are closest to us....
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Building Your Own Support System: A Guide to Finding Your Chosen Family

For centuries, trans*, queer, and disabled communities have found a sense of comfort, care, and compassion through the forming of a “chosen family.” While TV shows like The L Word show us the appeal of chosen family, we are never explicitly taught how to build an affirming sense of what...
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From Conflict to Connection: How Nonviolent Communication Can Transform Your Relationship

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a powerful communication approach that can help couples deepen their connection and resolve conflicts in a compassionate and effective way. NVC is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or harmful behaviour when they don’t...
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The Science of Relationships: An Introduction to Attachment Theory

Attachment theory is a psychological theory that explains how early experiences with caregivers can shape an individual’s interpersonal relationships and emotional development throughout their lifetime. It was first proposed by British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby in the 1950s and has since become one of the most widely researched and...
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