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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

July 30, 2017

No matter where you work or who you live with, you’ll experience conflict. This is especially true mid-summer; as temperatures rise, so do our tempers. Not to mention there are new transitions happening at home. In mid to late summer you begin thinking about the kids g...

July 28, 2017

One difficult phrase and concept that I try to get my clients to understand is “mind-blowing intimacy.” This is no surprise as we are inundated with “mind-blowing sex” on reality TV, in magazines, on the Internet, and in movies. “Mind-blowing sex” gets the highest medi...

July 24, 2017

You just got back from your summer vacation and now it’s time to go back to “real life.” Post-summer vacation blues are a real thing. The excitement, the lazy mornings, and late evenings are over. Feelings of urgency and stress begin moments after you get back.

Reflecti...

July 19, 2017

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...

July 17, 2017

Most of us have been through a heartbreak and remember the experience vividly when called to mind. When you find that one special person and invest yourself completely into their care, it affects both your mind and body when you lose them. Studies have shown that withi...

July 17, 2017

If you feel stuck in a summer slump, you’re not alone. The kids are out of school, programs have summer hours, and friends and coworkers are on vacation. Even your relationship seems to be in a slump. The plans you had to get in shape or spend more time with your partn...

July 10, 2017

Fear of commitment is a common theme in movies, songs and love stories. It exists in both men and women, but is supported and actually excused with men. In fact, when I asked a group of friends which sex is more likely to have a fear of commitment they all said unanimo...

July 3, 2017

Relationships are complicated and, although they bring great joy, they also bring challenges. Often, there are things you don’t understand about yourself until you’re involved in an intimate relationship, and one of those things is codependence. Although most relations...

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