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Surefire Ways to Deepen Emotional Intimacy with Your Partner

Surefire Ways to Deepen Emotional Intimacy with Your Partner

Emotional intimacy is the bedrock of an amazing marriage or relationship. Couples who are able to achieve secure attachment and stay emotionally connected are able to risk being vulnerable. Erik, 42, and Amanda, 40, a couple who I counseled recently came to my office...

The Healing Power of Forgiveness in Marriage and Remarriage

The Healing Power of Forgiveness in Marriage and Remarriage

Learning how to give and accept apologies are an essential ingredient of a strong, healthy marriage. Accepting that you and your mate do the best you can will help you be more understanding. This does not mean you condone his or her hurtful actions. You simply come to...

Should You Stay in an Unhappy Marriage for the Sake of Your Kids?

Should You Stay in an Unhappy Marriage for the Sake of Your Kids?

Terry Gaspard, MSW LICSW By far, this is one of the most commonly asked questions about divorce. The reason why this question is so difficult to answer is because every family is different and one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to divorce. Also, the degree of...

8 Signs Your Partner is Good Marriage Material

8 Signs Your Partner is Good Marriage Material

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Unfortunately, it’s easy to overlook someone’s faults in the early stage of a relationship. Infatuation and chemistry can prevent us from seeing red flags even if they seem obvious to others. We might fall in love quickly because it feels...

6 Ways to Let Go Of Resentment Toward Your Ex-Spouse

6 Ways to Let Go Of Resentment Toward Your Ex-Spouse

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW One of the biggest problems with ongoing resentment in post-divorce relationships is that it often leads to withdrawal and poor communication. And if you’re bottling up feelings of anger, sadness, or disappointment often, this can lead to...

Adult Children of Divorce: How to Cope with the Holidays

Adult Children of Divorce: How to Cope with the Holidays

Dear Terry and 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,...

15 Tips For Finding The Right Divorce Attorney Or Mediator For You

15 Tips For Finding The Right Divorce Attorney Or Mediator For You

Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally taxing process, but having the right divorce lawyer by your side can make a world of difference. Whether you're considering a divorce or have already decided to proceed, finding the right divorce attorney or mediator is...

6 Ways to Heal from Your Divorce and Regain Self-Confidence

6 Ways to Heal from Your Divorce and Regain Self-Confidence

When your marriage is over, it’s normal to experience a wide range of feelings and to lose confidence in yourself. These emotions include: rejection, anger, sadness, guilt, regret, loneliness, or even relief. One woman I counseled, Karen, 48, was struck with a...

8 Signs You’re At Risk For An Unhealthy Relationship

8 Signs You’re At Risk For An Unhealthy Relationship

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW The best partner will compliment you and bring out your finer qualities. When you are with him or her, you will begin to see untapped possibilities within yourself and in the world. In any relationship, you will face ups and downs and your love...