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Unpacking Emotional Intimacy

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW One of the keys to long-term happiness in any relationship is emotional intimacy. After the

7 Signs Your Relationship is Healthy

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW I have often heard it said that the best partner will compliment you and bring

Why It’s Hard to Receive Love and How to Overcome Shame

Often many people, in particular codependents, find it hard to receive. Codependents are more comfortable giving or even self-sacrificing than

3 Ways to Destress When Going Through a Divorce

Divorce is, perhaps, one of the most difficult things you can go through in life. It’s a harbinger of enormous

4 Ways You Can Be The Parent Your Kids Need Post-Divorce

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Divorce can be devastating when you’re a parent. You can’t just crawl into a hole and

Do You Admire Your Partner?

What does it take to make a relationship last? Love? Respect? Passion? An ability to forgive? Kindness? Certainly these are

Divorced Parents: Support Your Children With Love During The Holidays

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC The holiday season can be especially difficult for children of divorce – especially during the first

Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer For Your Situation

Besides fighting a traffic ticket, divorce gives most people their first and perhaps only exposure to their state’s legal system

5 Reasons Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Keep Secrets

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW When people keep secrets from their partner they often rationalize their behavior to themselves and others. 

3 Signs You’re Ready For A Divorce – Especially If You’re A Parent!

Divorce is usually riddled in drama. It’s not an easy decision to make, and it comes with a multitude of

COVID-19 & Back-To-School Season: What Happens When Parents Don’t Agree?

Top Chicago Family Attorney Says A Contingency Plan Is A Must For Co-Parents The stress and constantly changing information surrounding

Why are Apologies Important in a Marriage?

Apologies are a key ingredient to a healthy, long-term marriage. They allow us to accept that no one is without

5 Tips for Finance Management After Divorce

It’s no secret that going through the process of a divorce can affect you mentally, physically, and financially. As you

Navigating Co-parenting Challenges During COVID-19

The entire world is facing numerous challenges during COVID-19, but those you encounter as a divorced co-parent may feel unique

Make Parent-Child Communication A Top Priority After Divorce

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC It’s no secret. One of the biggest challenges a parent faces after divorce is having healthy