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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...

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...