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9 Tips For Parents When You’re Dating After Divorce!

9 Tips For Parents When You’re Dating After Divorce!

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC It’s no surprise that jumping into dating after a divorce can be difficult. But dating after a divorce when you have children can be even harder. That’s because your entire perspective on relationships changes after having children. Now you...

How Couples Can Learn to Compromise and Save Their Marriage

How Couples Can Learn to Compromise and Save Their Marriage

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW What is the meaning of the word compromise? It’s a settlement by which each side makes concessions. And while this doesn’t sound romantic, if you decide you want to save your marriage, you have to learn to negotiate – which is the essence of...

Focusing on Self Care After a Divorce

Focusing on Self Care After a Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotionally draining experience, and it's important to take care of yourself during this time. Self-care can help you cope with the stress and emotions of the divorce, as well as help you recover and move on. Here are...

A Passion for More: Affairs That Make or Break Us

A Passion for More: Affairs That Make or Break Us

An Interview with Susan Shapiro Barash by Terry Gaspard, LICSW Susan Shapiro Barash is an American author of thirteen nonfiction women’s issue books including Tripping the Prom Queen, Toxic Friends, and You’re Grounded Forever, but First Let’s Go Shopping. She writes...

6 Effective Ways to Apologize to Your Partner

6 Effective Ways to Apologize to Your Partner

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW There are many reasons why you or your partner may have difficulty apologizing to one another. For instance, you might equate apologizing with weakness and it’s widely believed that if you apologize to someone, you’re making yourself too...

The Best Ways to Let Go of Resentment in Relationships

The Best Ways to Let Go of Resentment in Relationships

Dear Terry, I read your blogs often but haven’t found one to help me get over my feelings of resentment toward my boyfriend, Kyle.  We’ve been dating for over three years and living together for almost two. During our time together we’ve gotten over many hurdles...

What Are the Unique Challenges Couples Face With a “Gray Divorce?”

Adult Children of Divorce: Handling the Holidays

Dear Tracy, My mom and dad live thirty minutes away from one another, and want me to spend half the day with each of them on Thanksgiving and Christmas. This happens every year, and every year I dread it. The holidays make me feel like a little kid again, torn between...

Co-Parenting During The Holidays

Co-Parenting During The Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching, and while for most people it is one of the best times of the year, for those who are co-parenting it can create some challenges. Navigating the holidays while also co-parenting can be difficult and may leave you with feelings of...