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4 August 2015
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Divorce
Marriage
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50/50: Divorce Is Rising

The divorce rate in America is extremely high. It is at 50%. That means that every couple that gets married has a 50/50 chance that they will not make. We all know that anytime something has 50/50 odds… it is a big gamble. No wonder many people or opting to get married later in life […]


4 March 2015
Category:
Marriage
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Hope After Affair

An affair is the most painful betrayal a spouse can experience in marriage. Individuals are getting tempted more then ever with technology like Facebook and texting. Most start off innocently and get tangled up with an emotional affair not realizing they are doing anything wrong. If you are experiencing a deep wound as a result […]


4 February 2015
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Counseling
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5 Stages of Grief

When we experience a loss in our life (family member, friend, pet, career, etc.), we feel a lot of emotions.  In my last blog, I wrote about how I lost my past boyfriend due to suicide.  Through talking with loved ones and friends, I was able to reach the last stage of grief within a […]


2 February 2015
Category:
Dating
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Dating after Divorce

  Divorce can be a scary and complicated process to go through. Once your divorce is final, when is it the right time to begin dating? I am a divorce mother of a special needs child and here are three things I did after my divorce to help me to begin dating. 1. Seek Counseling. Going through […]


14 January 2015
Category:
Family
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Surviving Christmas as the Non-Custodial Parent

Christmas can be the most difficult time of the year to be without your child. Seeing all of the Christmas decorations and Santa’s in the malls, kids running around being festive about the holiday season can leave you feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Every parent wants to see their child wake up Christmas morning to open […]


2 December 2014
Category:
Parenting
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Truth about divorce

Many years ago, the myth began to circulate that if parents are unhappy, the kids are unhappy, too. So divorce could help both parent and child. “What’s good for mom or dad is good for the children,” it was assumed. But we now have an enormous amount of research on divorce and children, all pointing […]


5 July 2014
Category:
Attachment
Marriage
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Why Does Love Die?

Susan Johnson, psychologist and researcher on love relationships and the author of “Hold Me Tight” and “Love Sense”, has the answers to why love dies. 1. Deprivation: Partners stop responding and attending to one another’s needs. Fighting increases and expressions of love decrease. Over time, partners feel totally isolated from one another. 2. Criticism: There […]


25 June 2014
Category:
Counseling
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I Don’t Know What More To Do!!!

Sometimes bad things do happen to good people.  It is not just you; we all have our moments where it seems like all hell has broken loose in our life.  You attempt to fix what you can fix and it just doesn’t seem to be enough.  You spend all your money trying to repair the […]

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