Articles written by: Twin Candor

Twin Candor was co-founded by identical twins Amy Kay Cole, PhD and Anne Laptin, MS. Twin Candor provides a frank, candid take on the issues psychotherapists see daily. We are identical twins, a PhD trained psychology professor and an Ivy League trained social worker, with thriving private practices in different parts of the country. Providing psychotherapy is our life's work, and we are excited to share our insights and advice. Check us out at twincandor.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Dating During a Pandemic? Absolutely!
love and relationships / Relationships / Women and Dating / women and sex / Worth Reading

Dating During a Pandemic? Absolutely!

During this pandemic, we have all been putting our lives on hold in one way or another. What started out feeling like a two-week inconvenience, now feels never-ending.  It has been inconvenient and frustrating for most of us and, for some, downright devastating.  As the pandemic wore on over the […]

Who Needs Friends Anyway?
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Who Needs Friends Anyway?

Friendships are the foundation of a happy life. Romantic partners certainly can be friends, but there is something powerful about a relationship with someone who simply fills an emotional need of connection, support, and understanding – sometimes the most rewarding relationships of our lives. Research on highly stressed women, such […]

What If You Hate Your In-Laws?
love and relationships / Love and Romance / Managing Stress / Mental Health / Relationships / Self-confidence / Worth Reading

What If You Hate Your In-Laws?

You might assume we are talking about mothers-in-law. Well, to some extent we are, but we are also talking about your brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and every other in-law you can think of. We’re talking about strangers who married into a family (and sometimes that’s you). Of all the relationships […]

What if Your Partner Isn’t Wearing a Mask or Social Distancing?  Love in the Time of COVID-19
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What if Your Partner Isn’t Wearing a Mask or Social Distancing? Love in the Time of COVID-19

You look out your front window and see your partner laughing loudly with the neighbor standing 3 feet apart, no masks in sight. Your boyfriend is excited to tell you his team won, and he watched the game at the local bar with his best buddy.  Your girlfriend hugs her […]

Get Ready to Rumble to Make Your Relationship Stronger
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Get Ready to Rumble to Make Your Relationship Stronger

  “I will not agree to disagree”, said a husband to his wife in the middle of their therapy session.  We were discussing an issue with their child, and their very different parenting styles were creating havoc in a typically calm marriage.  While they were able to discuss most disagreements […]

Don’t Say “We” Unless You Mean It!
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Don’t Say “We” Unless You Mean It!

We’ve noticed a trend and it isn’t a good one. Multiple clients, both individual and couples therapy clients, have brought up an annoying communication pattern. In fact, we have found ourselves guilty of this pattern in our own relationships. Let’s start with an example: One partner comes into the house […]

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