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Confronting the Reasons for an Affair Can Create a Healthier Relationship

Infidelity destroys trust in a relationship People have a deep need for trust, to know they are not alone. Trust helps a person deal with the ups and downs of daily life. So an affair can shatter the ground a person’s life is built on. The destructive choice to cheat may end some relationships that […]

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Divorce: Despair, Disorientation and 7 Steps to Help You Create Your New Life

The Disruptions of Divorce When you go through a divorce, the earth beneath you shakes. You tumble into an open pit of unwelcome change, confusion, emotional isolation and frequently, financial crisis. These emotional, psychic and spiritual disruptions arrive in varying degrees of intensity, but even the most agreeable divorce has some of these consequences. Let’s […]

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The Safest Place to Hide From Marriage Might Be Parenthood

To watch the clip follow the link here:  Marriage scapegoats: Hiding behind your kids Hiding From Your Marriage By Diving into Parenthood The article profiles a book by David Code titled, To Raise Happy Kids Put Your Marriage First. Code suggests that there is a rising trend in parents avoiding marital conflict by focusing on parenting. […]

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Shifting From Complaint to Request

“If I have to ask for it, then it doesn’t count.” I think we’ve all had this thought at some point in our relationships, and are familiar with the sentiment behind it as well. If not, then you must be either very blessed or very lucky — blessed with an incredibly attentive partner, or with very […]

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Listen Up!

Listening is important. It’s a staple in relationships. It’s one of the fundamental building blocks of our day to day life. We seek it from our partners, our families, our co-workers, and even our social institutions. When we offer it to someone in distress, listening is also a fundamental act of kindness. Every day, each […]

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The Impact of High Conflict Divorce on Children’s Emotional Development

The Impact of High Conflict Divorce on Children’s Emotional Development 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. As clinicians, we are directly on the front lines of the divorce process in our work with couples, individuals, families, and with the children that experience their parent’s divorce. For the purpose of this article, […]

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Honoring the Many Faces of Grief and Loss

When people think of grief and loss what most typically comes to mind is loss related to death and dying. It is generally understood that it takes a certain amount of time and energy to grieve the loss of a loved one or pet. According to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her book, On Death and Dying, […]

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Timeouts: Not Just For Kids Anymore

Most adults are familiar with the idea of the timeout. You give a child a timeout when they get too pushy, too loud, or too angry. Ask a parent how a timeout is helpful and he or she might say, “I give my child a timeout so he/she can cool down. Kids listen and behave […]

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Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Cope With Divorce

Divorce affect a high percentage of families and the most important thing that a parent can do, once divorce occurs, is to recognize that the process affects the whole family in various, individualized ways. To help children cope wth divorce studies show that a solid support system ensures better adjustment. Children do best when both […]

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