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Putting an End to Passive Aggressive Behavior in Your Relationship

Putting an End to Passive Aggressive Behavior in Your Relationship

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW In many cases, relationships are ruled by the routine interactions that couples have during the course of their lives together. These interchanges can either foster healthy communication and loving feelings, or subvert a couples’ chance at...

How Accepting Influence Can Improve Your Relationship

How Accepting Influence Can Improve Your Relationship

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW During a recent couples counseling session, Melissa, 48, and Tom, 52, describe the gridlock that they experience when they are unable to compromise. They’ve been remarried for five years and often struggle with influencing each other in a...

Helping Divorced Parents Cope With Conflicting Lifestyles

Helping Divorced Parents Cope With Conflicting Lifestyles

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC As a Divorce & Co-Parenting Coach I continually get asked questions from concerned parents. One of the questions recently sent to me focused on an issue that many divorced parents face with mounting frustration. It had to do with this...

The Codependent False Self

The Codependent False Self

Codependents don’t realize that they’re living from their false self. Because the false self isn’t real, you might feel anxious trying to be accepted by others or believe that they can see through you or are judging you. There’s an immediacy and aliveness in living...

Defensiveness Can Be Harmful to a Marriage

Defensiveness Can Be Harmful to a Marriage

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW During tough conversations, it’s helpful to choose battles wisely and to distinguish between what is and what isn’t worth making an issue about. For instance, Grace, 34, and Hugh, 35, often find themselves arguing about the same things over and...

Rebuilding Parental Self Esteem After Divorce Takes Its Toll!

Rebuilding Parental Self Esteem After Divorce Takes Its Toll!

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC We all know divorce can be devastating on many levels. But sometimes we forget its emotional toll. In addition to the physical and financial stress on both partners, divorce can also wreak havoc on one’s self-esteem. Even those who initiate...

A Fresh Start – Starting Over After a Divorce

A Fresh Start – Starting Over After a Divorce

There's no set timeframe when it comes to moving on after a divorce. There are days when you'll wake up feeling happy and energized, ready to face the world, and other times, you won't feel like getting out of bed at all. Whatever you need to do to recover is valid as...

8 Conversations to Have With Your Partner

8 Conversations to Have With Your Partner

By Susan Scott, Fierce Inc. Founder, and bestselling author When you’re finally ready to dive into your next relationship, remember that conversation is a driving factor to its success- whether you are expressing gratitude, giving feedback, or apologizing. The...

The Narcissistic Parent

The Narcissistic Parent

A narcissistic parent behaves as they imagine themselves to be—the king or queen of the family, or someone whose activities are more important than being part of the family. As a child, your parents are your world until you’re able to leave home. Your survival and...