Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

  • Jealousy First Aid (Part 5: Sadness As a Trigger)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    Jealousy First Aid (Part 5: Sadness As a Trigger)

    What do I need to do to address, express, and/or let go of this sadness? What can I do to take care of myself, and what kind of support from my partner, friends, and community would be helpful?

  • Jealousy First Aid (Part 3: Angry As a Trigger)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    Jealousy First Aid (Part 3: Angry As a Trigger)

    Last week’s discussion revolved around fear as a primary emotion that is enveloped in jealousy. But what if your jealousy trigger is anger? Is there a different strategy for managing it?

  • Jealousy First Aid (Part 3: Fear As a Trigger)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    Jealousy First Aid (Part 3: Fear As a Trigger)

    In looking over this list of six fears, ask yourself, which one or ones are you most afraid of when you are experiencing a jealousy attack? Write them down in the order of importance, with the most painful and intense fear first.

  • Jealousy First Aid (Part 2: Identify Symptoms)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    Jealousy First Aid (Part 2: Identify Symptoms)

    Most people experience some combination of fear, anger, and sadness when they have an intense jealousy reaction, but for most people, one of those three primary emotions is more prominent and more painful than the other two.

  • Jealousy First Aid (Part One)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    Jealousy First Aid (Part One)

    You can get a better handle on your jealousy if you study your past experiences to see what situations are most likely to trigger you, and what types of jealousy you are most likely to experience.

  • Common Questions About Bisexuality (Part 3)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    Common Questions About Bisexuality (Part 3)

    The common myth is that they either just call themselves bisexual because they do not want to admit they are really gay, or that they just haven't figured it out yet and will eventually come out as gay. However, for the majority of bisexuals, bisexuality as a life-long orientation.

  • Common Questions About Bisexuality (Part 1)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    Common Questions About Bisexuality (Part 1)

    I get emails and phone calls every day from people who have questions about bisexuality. Despite the plethora of books and publicity on bisexuals and bisexuality, many people remained confused and are seeking more information.

  • The Polyamorous Couple Next Door (Part 2)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    The Polyamorous Couple Next Door (Part 2)

    Many couples who make these rules have discovered that they are not always easy to keep in practice. David and Helen, a Los Angeles couple in their 40's with two children, warn that when you get involved with a new person, you can't always predict what will happen.

  • The Polyamorous Couple Next Door (Part 1)
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    The Polyamorous Couple Next Door (Part 1)

    It's generally pretty easy for couples to conceal their lifestyle. They can continue being married, sharing a home, raising children, just as they always have, while pursuing outside sexual relationships quietly.

  • What to Do If Your Partner is Jealous
    Relationship Counselor: Kathy Labriola

    What to Do If Your Partner is Jealous

    When your partner is in the midst of a jealousy attack, they need compassion and reassurance that they are loved. Often their jealousy triggers a defensive response and a huge argument.