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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

March 26, 2017

You thought you had found the perfect guy. You couldn’t imagine him cheating or walking out on you. I hear this frequently in my office…why didn’t he tell you how he felt? Why did he clam up or act like everything was okay when it wasn’t? He was so into you, and you ne...

March 20, 2017

If you’ve been trying to put the marriage idea in your partner’s ear, today is the day. March 20th has been named “National Proposal Day.” No matter who you are or what you think is romantic – today is your day to pop the question. With March 20th being the first day o...

March 18, 2017

Marriage is tough and commitment is not biologically natural, which is one reason when you get married you must commit to monogamy. This is my theory, and although there are many theories in marital therapy, the one that works the best is the one that works for the cou...

March 13, 2017

It’s spring break and you’re stuck at home with your kids. It’s not exactly the situation you may have anticipated for your family, but with work, activities, and family responsibilities, you simply can’t leave town. However, a week at home with your kids can be the gr...

March 9, 2017

There are certain things teenagers really need to hear from their parents. You cannot say these things when they would be most apropos. However, you can say them at night when the child is relaxed and going to sleep. They offer less resistance at night just before bedt...

March 8, 2017

Emotional affairs (EAs) are sneaky and it is common to find out you are in one without really understanding when and how it happened. Facebook, instant messaging, texting, and tweeting have opened doors for emotional affairs to storm in and have also built the walls ne...

March 6, 2017

Teen yeas are a difficult passage for parents and teens. Teenagers are fighting for independence, dealing with peer pressure, and learning responsibility for homework assignments, relationships, and career plans. For parents, there’s additional worry and concern for th...

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