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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

November 8, 2019

You may have dismissed it as being a made-up idea, but cuffing season is real and often begins in November. Just when you thought you’d stay home by the fire and enjoy your pumpkin-spiced latte, you get a text from someone who seems to really be into you. But is it sin...

November 1, 2019

Studies have revealed time and time again that one of the primary benefits of being married is having a partner you can rely on for support and care when you’re going through a tough time. Mental health experts have started including their clients’ spouses when they ar...

October 30, 2019

After watching the world series for seven days and riding an emotional roller coaster, a loss is a tough experience to go through, especially if you’re as invested in the Astros as most Houstonians. If you find yourself feeling broken-hearted and not wanting to get up...

October 25, 2019

Next weekend we set our clocks back an hour and gain an hour of sleep, but that hour may not help ease those struggling with burnout. Trying to jam all the work and tasks you need to do into a shorter amount of daylight can be overwhelming. If you’re someone who feels...

October 18, 2019

Just when you thought your goal was to find someone and settle down like your parents, Match.com, the popular online dating site, announced their biggest fans are over 50 years of age. You don’t outgrow the need to have someone special in your life, and facing health,...

October 14, 2019

One of the reasons relationships fail is because one of the partners grew up with toxic parents. Toxic parents don’t always understand the effect their behaviors have on their children, but the children are left with emotional scars that interfere with their ability to...

October 4, 2019

U.S politics has never been as divisive and labile as it has within recent years. All signs currently suggest that this will continue as impeachment hearings are suggested, stocks plummet, and hate crimes and shootings continue. 

The instability is felt by most American...

September 27, 2019

As a therapist, I see clients every day wanting to know the secret to creating great sex in their marriage. The problem is they focus on the wrong things. Exotic trips, wealth, prestige at work, fame, and having adjusted kids won’t guarantee a healthy sex life. Sex and...

September 16, 2019

Divorces are painful, and the people going through them are confused, angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed. You’re on a roller coaster of feelings and posting how you feel on social media about your divorce or your ex is never a good idea. You may feel as though the peop...

September 16, 2019

In most countries the older you are, the more prestige and respect you assume. This is not true in the United States. In fact, depression, loneliness, and a lack of self-worth are part of the aging experience for many. Some of this is self-induced. People get stuck in...

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