Ellen J.W. Gigliotti is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience and the owner of a private practice therapy group in Pennsylvania, US. She is a former journalist and is currently finalizing her first book. She loves dogs, travel, and reading and is looking forward to launching her new podcast, Two to Talk: Steps and Missteps on Life's Journey, with her husband of 43 years in the fall of 2022.
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In a female-led relationship (FLR), the woman is the head of the family or relationship. She is the dominant partner in a relationship who makes decisions, while her partner is submissive. Earlier, women saw men as the authority figure in […]
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Maintaining healthy and realistic boundaries in relationships can solve many relationship woes such as feeling hurt, unheard, or being taken for granted. These boundaries protect you from mental abuse, trauma bonding, and losing your sense of self. Lack of boundaries […]
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Going through a storm is a part of being in a relationship. But, sometimes, it can feel like the damage done to your “ship” is too big to get over. You wonder how to fix a broken relationship and if […]
Age gaps in relationships are often welcomed with a frown, especially if there is a gap of more than 10 years. Most of us prefer a partner closer to our age or someone 5-10 years elder or younger. Across the […]