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8 Ways to Stop Settling for Less Than You Deserve in a Relationship

8 Ways to Stop Settling for Less Than You Deserve in a Relationship

By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Are you in an intimate relationship or marriage that’s just not right but you’re not willing to risk ending it? Maybe you’ve convinced yourself that things will change, or you’ve done something wrong to deserve less than wonderful...

The Forever Dad: Shattering the Myth of the Self-Centered Dad

The Forever Dad: Shattering the Myth of the Self-Centered Dad

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW What kids need is a loving, predictable father figure – whether married to their mother or divorced. I don’t think anyone can argue that point. However, I believe that divorced dads are often portrayed in the media in a negative light. The...

Five Ways to Encourage Emotional Intimacy in Your Marriage

Five Ways to Encourage Emotional Intimacy in Your Marriage

When married couples think of intimacy, their first thought is often sexual intimacy.  Being physically intimate is one of the great benefits of marriage, but there is another vital type of intimacy that couples need to pay attention to: emotional intimacy.  Emotional...

After Betrayal

After Betrayal

By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT It's must be cellular that men and women automatically feel humiliated when their partner cheats, even though they themselves have done nothing to be ashamed of. Too often, people feel embarrassed for their partners' behavior, whether it's...

6 Ways to Set Yourself Free from People Pleasing

6 Ways to Set Yourself Free from People Pleasing

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW While it’s admirable to be a caring person, learning to accept and respect myself has helped me to set healthy boundaries and to say “no” without feeling guilty. For instance, I used to take on too much responsibility at work because I thought...

10 Warning Signs That Your Marriage Is Headed For Divorce

10 Warning Signs That Your Marriage Is Headed For Divorce

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW The most common complaint of couples today is that they’ve fallen out of love. However, falling out of love usually doesn’t occur overnight. Likewise, relationship repair takes time and effort on the part of both partners and includes...

8 Secrets to Success in a Second Marriage

8 Secrets to Success in a Second Marriage

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW Recently my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and we have a deep commitment to our second marriage. At our celebration several friends asked me how we’ve stayed together over two decades. Although there are many reasons two...

9 Tips For Parents When You’re Dating After Divorce!

9 Tips For Parents When You’re Dating After Divorce!

By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC It’s no surprise that jumping into dating after a divorce can be difficult. But dating after a divorce when you have children can be even harder. That’s because your entire perspective on relationships changes after having children. Now you...

How Couples Can Learn to Compromise and Save Their Marriage

How Couples Can Learn to Compromise and Save Their Marriage

By Terry Gaspard, LICSW What is the meaning of the word compromise? It’s a settlement by which each side makes concessions. And while this doesn’t sound romantic, if you decide you want to save your marriage, you have to learn to negotiate – which is the essence of...

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