Successful Parenting Following a Divorce

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce
Parenting after a divorce is emotionally intense and often feels like navigating through landmines. While it’s complicated, learning to co-parent is essential for your child’s wellbeing. It’s important for you and your ex-spouse to remember that you’re still in a...

Establishing Fair Fighting Rules with Your Partner

Establishing Fair Fighting Rules with Your Partner
Every sport has rules to keep the players safe. We know rules are needed for sports, but often have no rules for navigating relational conflict. Without rules, conflict is a little like a football game with no penalties, no referees...

Tips for Taking Time Alone with Your Spouse this Summer

Tips for Taking Time Alone with Your Spouse this Summer

Summer means the kids are out of school and likely spending more time at home with you. For many parents, the new routine makes us happy in some ways and not-so-happy in other ways, because let’s face it – while…

Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a Happy Spouse Could Be Good for Your Health

Having a happy spouse may be related to better health, at least among middle-aged and older adults, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. In [the study], researchers found that people with happy spouses were much more…

Adjusting to Your Spouse’s Family Culture

Adjusting to Your Spouse’s Family Culture
Falling in love, dating and marrying is a journey many of us readily embrace. This road is often traveled with very few bumps along the way. However, becoming a part of your spouse’s family, learning the new family rules and...

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people who struggle with emotion dysregulation or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experience symptoms and behaviors that often challenge their ability to make and keep healthy relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms can include:…

Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction does not just affect the person who uses the drug or alcohol but can cause upheaval and chaos in lives of their loved ones. Family and friends can experience depression and anxiety, anger and powerlessness as they face what…

How to Support a Family Member with Depression or Anxiety

How to Support a Family Member with Depression or Anxiety
When family members understand depression and anxiety, they can be key people to help someone recover. Here are some basic tips for friends and family members. Understand depression and anxiety are not caused by a single event. Depression and anxiety...

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Research clearly shows the importance of relationships in having and maintaining healthy lives. People with healthy relationships are fifty percent less likely to die prematurely, are better able to cope with stress, are healthier, and feel better about their lives. …

Mental Illness Affects the Whole Family

Mental Illness Affects the Whole Family
When depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or another mental illness enter a family, the emotional cost can be high and family members can be deeply affected. Depending on their circumstances, they may struggle to help a family member who doesn’t have access...