Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

February 23, 2018

When couples lose desire or interest in their partner, they often blame the problem on less action in the bedroom. That may be part of the problem, but the issue is usually more complex. Sex is one small part of five types of intimacy. When couples decide to share thei...

February 18, 2018

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day has many parents anxious and afraid to send their child to school. The fiber of our community is affected with each school shooting, and there have already been two since the new year. How can we possibly reas...

February 9, 2018

Life gets crazy when you’re juggling work demands, raising children, and keeping up with household chores. How does anyone have time to think about or plan for Valentine’s Day? You may not have time, but you should refocus and reschedule your time to include dating you...

February 4, 2018

Marriage is work and, although engaged couples rarely envision themselves as a divorce statistic, roughly 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. When you ask people what predicts divorce, many say cheating, laziness, or self-centeredness. Those qualities hurt a marria...

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