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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

September 30, 2016

You may have lived together for years hoping to be successful with marriage. In a recent best seller titled, Helen Chen’s Love Seminar, the author reveals that 85 percent of couples that date for a long time hoping to avoid making the wrong choice end up breaking up. T...

September 27, 2016

Another shooting in the news today, but this time it was in my community. Early morning – runners are out for their morning job, parents are getting kids ready for school, and people are on their way to work like every Monday morning. Except this Monday morning, a lawy...

September 26, 2016

Today’s child is more likely to grow up in a family where both parents work full time to make ends meet. Working parents report feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and complain about feeling unable to give their children, partners or friends enough time. The majority of...

September 23, 2016

Parenting children is difficult, especially when parents have different forms of discipline. Parenting style is rarely talked about prior to marriage, and a couple that doesn’t experience conflict often can become distraught or frustrated when their partner has a compl...

September 19, 2016

The stress of everyday life takes a toll on your work, parenting skills, and relationships, especially the relationship with your partner. In a recent report, a marriage expert explained it’s not necessarily money or the in-laws causing conflict between couples. Rather...

September 12, 2016

Long before physical cheating happens within a marriage there are episodes of mindless, careless actions couples begin doing. These are not thought of as cheating, but they are a betrayal and when you’re the partner of someone who is engaged with one of the “casual for...

September 5, 2016

When it comes to an addiction, there is no holiday. If you’ve watched the news you’ve heard about Anthony Weiner’s addictions – sending explicit photos to women via social media. It cost him his political career and his marriage; yet, people are constantly seeking appr...

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