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What is Codependency?

By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Codependency is sneaky and powerful. You may not be aware that it’s the root cause

7 Ways Women Can Build Trust in Relationships

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Recently, there has been a gush of articles in the media about a common problem in

Divorced Moms – Parent Yourself First To Be A Better Parent

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC It’s that time of year again when all mothers feel the connection with their children. Often

Signs You’re Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

Letting go is hard. Damned hard. I first learned this as a young child, exploring my grandmother’s basement, packed to

Narcissists’ and Abusers’ Lethal Weapon Targeting Empaths: Projection

Projection is a defense mechanism commonly used by abusers, including people with narcissistic or borderline personality disorder and addicts. Basically,

Understanding Your Love Languages

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW According to author Gary Chapman, couples will communicate more effectively and feel happier if they gain

How Children Are Affected by Divorce

By Kristin M. Davin, Psy.D. Divorce is a game changer in a child’s life. That we know. It creates significant

6 Ways to Set Yourself Free from People Pleasing

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW While it’s admirable to be a caring person, learning to accept and respect myself has

How Couples Can Repair from an Argument and Make Love Last

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW During counseling sessions couples often ask me some version of this important question: How can

Parents: How To Talk To Your Children After Your Divorce

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC It’s no secret that one of the biggest challenges a parent faces after divorce is staying

Beware of the Dark Triad and Narcissism

Think of the Dark Triad of Narcissism, Psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as the Bermuda Triangle – it’s perilous to get near

10 Questions Every Single Parent Should Ask Their New Partner

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Dating after divorce can be exciting, but when you have children it’s a risky proposition.

After Divorce: Building a Safe Financial Future

I received the text at 11:42pm on a Tuesday. I’d just finished getting laundry folded, and kid prep completed for

Why I Kept My Debt Secret from My Husband

By Terry Gaspard MSW, LICSW Learning how to have productive, low-conflict discussions about money is essential to handling finances in

6 Ways to Stop Being Defensive with Your Partner

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW During tough conversations, it’s helpful to choose battles wisely and to distinguish between petty issues