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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...

Relationship “Gridlock” and How to Conquer It

Relationship “Gridlock” and How to Conquer It

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW What can you do to improve your marriage or relationship when you struggle to manage arguments and feel you’re stuck in a negative pattern of relating? While this is a common problem, the solutions are far from ordinary. During a recent couples...

8 Key Ways We Derail Love

8 Key Ways We Derail Love

By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT Although we seek love, we may unwittingly damage or derail it. Surprisingly, our fear of not being loved, which includes fear of abandonment, loneliness, and rejection, can lead to eight common behaviors that sabotage love and...

How To Create a More Amicable, Low-Conflict Divorce!

How To Create a More Amicable, Low-Conflict Divorce!

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC Anyone going through divorce knows it inevitably stirs up charged emotions -- some anticipated and others unexpected. And when children are involved, the process is exponentially more complex and challenging. One of the biggest battlegrounds...

12 Tips to Self-Love and Compassion

12 Tips to Self-Love and Compassion

By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT The idea of self-love and self-nurturing baffles most people, especially codependents, who by and large, received inadequate parenting. The word “nurture” comes from the Latin nutritus, meaning to suckle and nourish. It also means to...

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