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Q & A with Psychotherapist Tasha S. Eastman

Posted By Rebecca Eckler on May 30, 2011

Tagged: Tasha S. Eastman

Sometimes we all need professional help and guidance to make sense of our lives, especially our relationships.  Send any questions you have to and Psychotherapist Tasha S. Eastman will answer them!

Q: My boyfriend is still friends with his ex, and although they broke up years ago and she is now married and he is totally committed to me, I still feel uneasy about their relationship. I really don’t think there is anything to worry about but I still have anxiety when I know they’ve emailed or spoken on the phone. Is this normal? How can I lessen this anxiety?

I think the word normal is interesting to use because it is hard to define normal as it is different from one individual to another. What may feel like a normal anxiety to one person may feel like overwhelming anxiety to another. In saying that, I think having some anxious feelings about current partners and their friendships with ex partners is common and understandable because they were at one point intimate.

Understanding what it is about their friendship/communication that specifically triggers your anxiety, is the first thing you need to do in order to feel some relief. Once you can identify the specific triggers, you can begin to process and work through them on your own, or if it feels alright, by communicating these feelings to your boyfriend and talking it through with him as well.


Tasha S. Eastman has always had a great interest in understanding how and why people experience things the way they do. Through her studies of Psychotherapy, she has learned ways to work through the difficulties associated with the way her clients experience and make sense of relationships, different events in life, or of life in general. She has a genuine desire to develop trusting relationships with her clients and help them feel better emotionally, mentally and physically. For more information please e-mail and follow her on Twitter, @TashaEastmanTO

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