Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

October 29, 2020

Have your ever received a text that made you feel upset, angry, or confused? Maybe you sent one you wished you could take back. If so, you’ve experienced how texting can distort meanings and damage communication. Face-to-face communication is always best, especially wh...

October 27, 2020

When you’re in a relationship, you share many aspects of your lives – friendships, goals, future plans, and family. However, sometimes what happens in families should not be shared with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Long-standing conflicts and past family drama only gr...

October 22, 2020

Between the daily news, upcoming elections, financial uncertainty, and ever-changing school situations, stress is inescapable. According to the APA (American Psychiatric Association), over 68% of adults in the US say the upcoming 2020 election is a significant source o...

October 21, 2020

Humans naturally crave security and control. Lately, the compounding uncertainty from election turmoil, illness, school closures, and layoffs have left many feeling insecure and unsettled. As we grow more anxious, it’s normal to seek control in any form possible. For m...

October 16, 2020

Meltdowns typically have a negative connotation. It’s the result of holding it together and keeping your feelings inside though a turbulent, extended period of time. Since the pandemic, everyone I know is dealing with some form of chaos or major life change. When indiv...

October 14, 2020

It’s likely you’ve experienced this at least once this year. You’re scrolling through your news feed and see a family member or friend’s post with information you doubt is true. Since posts with conspiracy theories or photoshopped pictures are sensational and exaggerat...

October 5, 2020

Although there are exceptions, most American relationships involve dual earners, leading to many arguments about housework. In fact, these arguments are a leading cause of divorces in one fourth of all marriages. A study found that when couples focused on sharing chore...

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