Thinking About Intimacy

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What is INTIMACY? So many people struggle with this in their relationships. Just what keeps us from being intimate in how we converse with each other? What are the masks we wear to keep others from knowing our real selves, …

Let’s Make a Contract Introduction

Let's Make a Contract Book Series

I’m Dr. Ann Schiebert, and I’ve been a trauma, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis and codependency therapist for over twenty years. With such a variety of treatment specialties, I have had the privilege of treating patients who have found themselves in …

5 Ways to Have a Love that Lasts

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  1. Base your decision-making about potential romantic relationships (PRR) on values, not just on chemistry. Research shows overwhelmingly that if you find someone with whom you share values you will have a strong foundation for a long-term romantic relationship. Have the

How to Leave the Dork

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  1. The number one thing we have to do before telling someone we are going to leave a romantic relationship is to decide that your partner actually has become an irreversible “dork” and there is not one thing that could be


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Welcome to my website and blog

Hello, I’m Ann Schiebert, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in California specializing in trauma, addiction, and communication.

Please join me this ongoing conversation about family, relationships and intimacy. With the wisdom of our readers, maybe …