Healthy relationships are probably the most important factor that leads to a fulfilling life. When we can feel loved and lovable and care deeply for others, our lives have more depth and meaning.
Many people suffer greatly by maintaining unhealthy connections that only bring distress and keep them from their best selves, or by avoiding connection altogether. These persistent problems not only impact our mental health but affect our physical health as well. When your relationships are suffering or are nonexistent, it is best to reach out to a relational psychologist for help. Dr. Lynn Winsten in Berkeley is trained to work in this way.
Through understanding your current patterns of relating, your therapist can help you see where things may have gone awry in your development. That is where we learn to relate and how we will come to relate in our adult lives. Exploring these issues in a safe environment can heal your wounds, help you to connect healthfully, and thus help your life to become fulfilled.