It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely
— Albert Einstein

Human beings are social creatures and we need companionship to survive and thrive.  Unfortunately we are never taught how to talk to people, have friends, or have intimate relationships so we try to stumble through as best we can.  In Silicon Valley there is pressure to be successful and we get so busy that somewhere along the way we can loose our ability to really connect to people.  We might end up feeling lonely and unsatisfied with our lives, or we might fight with those people we care most about.  We need to learn and re-learn the skills for connecting.

What gets in the way of having healthy relationships?

Worry thoughts can get in the way - you think you're not good enough, that people won't like you or that you have too much going on to give energy to another person.  You might feel misunderstood and that no one can understand what you're going through. Sometimes it's hard to communicate with people.  We never get a class in school on how to communicate, but it's a skill that can be learned.  Depression, anxiety and can get in the way.  How can you connect with others when you are constantly feeling out of sorts?

Relationships can be rewarding and can help you through the difficult times.  We can teach you skills to better communicate with others.