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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

May 31, 2019

Love bombing, a manipulative behavior that utilizes excessive flattery to control an unsuspecting potential partner, is the antithesis of everything love stands for. It’s cruel and selfish, often leaving a person feeling confused and foolish for falling for such a mani...

May 24, 2019

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer, but it’s meaning runs much deeper. It’s a time to pay respect to the men and women who have given their life in service. As you enjoy a picnic lunch with friends and family or a backyard barbecue, I recommend these fiv...

May 23, 2019

For the past several years, researchers have noticed an unusual trend in the United States. Americans are having less sex then they did in previous decades. Some of that can be explained by the large amounts of older individuals and young people not partnered or marrie...

May 20, 2019

As a clinical psychotherapist, I see couples who do not belong together. There are individuals who tolerate being screamed at or insulted by their partner. Yet when it’s suggested that they should take a break or separate from each other, they vehemently decline. They...

May 13, 2019

Marriages have a way of bringing family together, and nowhere can you see that more clearly then when couples fifty and over get married. Grandchildren, step children, adult children, and more relatives than you’ll ever see at a family reunion are present. It’s an oppo...

Mother’s Day is a day moms look forward to and dad’s dread. The pressure is real; what do you give the woman who spends her entire life giving to her kids and family? How do you make mom feel special? Moms lovingly accept breakfast in bed (spills and all) and homemade...

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