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Adult Children of Divorce: Handling the Holidays

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...

Signs of Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

Signs of Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

Healthy boundaries are essential in recovery from codependency. They both build and reflect self-esteem. Learning to have healthy boundaries is an essential aspect of individuating and becoming an individual and autonomous person. Boundaries are learned in childhood....

How To Keep Kids From Sabotaging Your Dating After Divorce!

How To Keep Kids From Sabotaging Your Dating After Divorce!

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Dating after divorce can be challenging for many parents who have been out of the market for some time. But it’s even more challenging for your children. It’s only natural for them to be resistant to any new partner you bring into their lives....

How to Repair from Arguments and Diffuse Negativity in Marriage

How to Repair from Arguments and Diffuse Negativity in Marriage

We’ve all been there: embroiled in an argument with our partner, caught up in emotion, and perhaps most crucially, unsure of how something seemingly small escalated. The touchy topic of who’s “right” and who’s “wrong” in a conflict between partners often misses the...

Co-Parenting with Someone Who is Narcissistic or Challenging

Co-Parenting with Someone Who is Narcissistic or Challenging

At its best, co-parenting is a wonderful opportunity for children of divorce to have close to equal access to both parents – to feel it is okay to love both of their parents. Experts agree that the outcomes for children of divorce improve when they have positive bonds...

Individuation: From Codependent Chameleon to Selfhood

Individuation: From Codependent Chameleon to Selfhood

By Darlene, Lancer, JD, LMFT When we first met, I told my husband I was very “adaptable.” I didn’t realize the price of being a chameleon until I started recovery and my journey of individuation. By then I was dead inside. I’d spent years adapting to abuse and...

5 Ways to Get Past Your Breakup

5 Ways to Get Past Your Breakup

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW When a romantic relationship or marriage ends, it’s natural to experience feelings of rejection, anger, sadness, guilt, or regret. Self-defeating thoughts can grab hold because you’re vulnerable and trying to make sense of things. However,...

How Do I Let Go of Someone Who Treats Me Badly?

How Do I Let Go of Someone Who Treats Me Badly?

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Letting go of toxic relationships is never easy. Yet with self-awareness and tools, you can begin to value yourself enough to set better boundaries with a partner. It is possible to end a romantic relationship that is self-defeating,...

Is Demonizing Divorce Justifiable?

Is Demonizing Divorce Justifiable?

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Divorce is rarely an outcome married couples expect or anticipate. But marital strife can take its toll and for many, divorce is the chosen path for coping with relationship challenges. This makes divorce a rather controversial topic. Google...