Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

June 24, 2020

Relationships thrive on appreciation. When partners don’t feel appreciated, they often withdraw, lash out, or put up defensive walls. Although it may be done subconsciously, the results are devastating to a relationship. Feeling ignored or taken for granted leads to re...

June 19, 2020

The recent killing of George Floyd and acts of violence toward black people have touched the world with pain, guilt, shame, and anger. Many of us struggle to find the words or actions that will contribute peace and justice to those exhausted with the daily trauma of ra...

June 10, 2020

In all relationships there will be times when you feel as though you are doing it all. Whether it’s an illness or career change, sometimes you have to take on more so your partner can attend to unexpected changes. Usually these times are temporary, and you can see the...

June 3, 2020

You have spent the past 10 weeks together – working from home, exercising from home, and schooling from home. Normal routines like going to the gym or meeting up with friends are put on hold, and the stress of losing a job or getting sick is starting to affect couples....

May 29, 2020

Most of us have seen movies and read love stories about incredible love between two people and most couples strive for that sort of connection with each other. When couples have been together for a long time, they become frustrated when they feel as though their partne...

Are you feeling more drained, irritable, and less motivated to do the things you normally would have done with ease? With the pandemic has come an onslaught of emotions, including fear, anger, worry, and frustration that life will never be normal again. Most of us have...

April 21, 2020

There is no perfect relationship, and all relationships struggle with conflict, misunderstanding, and frustration from time to time. However, when you add stressors like a pandemic, job loss, and being confined with the same people every hour of every day, relationship...

April 17, 2020

During a crisis such as Covid-19 people have time to be reflective about their past. Because everyone is shut in, there’s more time for scrolling social media and decluttering the house. It’s not uncommon to find photos, letters, books and other things you shared with...

April 15, 2020

Most of the United States has been ordered to stay home to helps save lives from Covid-19. You’re working from home, teaching your children from home, making and sharing meals at home and surrounded by each other 24/7. Nerves are getting frazzled and we hear more about...

March 27, 2020

Most of us are practicing social distancing and staying at home. It’s normal to feel stressed out from the uncertainty, a tight budget, or small children, but it’s important to keep nourishing and prioritizing your relationship. Creating a date night you can both enjoy...

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