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13 November 2013
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I’m the “Head of the House?”

Is it important to have a leader in a relationship? Some would agree and say yes, while others would say no. For instance, in a heterosexual relationship or marriage, many would agree that the man is considered the leader. He is expected to ensure that everything concerning his family is taken care of. He ensures […]


12 November 2013
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Adult Children of Divorced Parents

  Divorce. The word alone is considered taboo in the American culture; nobody wants to hear it, see it or experience it, but divorce has been prevalent since the 1980s. Just recently has the divorce rate dropped from 50% to 40% with a prediction of a lower percentage in the future (“Divorce Rates in 2013”, […]


11 November 2013
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In honor of our veteran’s our post today is about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Personal accounts concerning traumatic events showed that those with post-traumatic stress disorder recurrently re-experience the traumatic incident; evade others, situations, or thoughts connected with the incident; and have symptoms of undue emotions (Baldwin, 2011). A traumatic experience […]


11 November 2013
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Breaking Free of Emotional Abuse

The first thing to understand when you are in this situation – and it cannot be emphasized enough – is that it is NOT normal. You deserve better, no matter who you are, no matter what mistakes you might feel you’ve made in the relationship. While every couple has times of trouble and problems to […]


10 November 2013
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How to Recognize Emotional Abuse

What are the signs of emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is any nonphysical behavior or attitude that controls, intimidates, subjugates, demeans, punishes or isolates another person by using degradation, humiliation or fear (according to Beverly Engel’s book, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship—How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing), yelling, screaming, and name-calling are all […]


8 November 2013
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Today’s Teen

In today’s society teens face many real-life troubling issues, regarding, school, family life, teen violence, relationships in and out of their home, health, daily stress, rejection, bullying, teen sex, teen pregnancy, abuse, drugs, drinking, depression, body image, etc. During many of these troubling issues teens are experiencing: hormonal growth, finding a balance between their desire […]


7 November 2013
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Let’s All Take a Stand Against Bullying

Years ago bullying was seen as isolated incidents that occurred occasionally at school, or at the park by the one kid everyone feared. In this day and age, especially with  social media access, bullying has become commonplace. Typically, by definition “Bullying” is the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate and/ or oppress (someone), typically to […]


“Orange” You Glad We Are Family?

“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable – each segment distinct.” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin Knock, knock. Who’s There? Your family! You and your family sit down for the first time with a family therapist.  Some feelings you may experience are nervousness, anxiety, […]

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