Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

As we enter into the holiday season, some of us may feel increased levels of stress as we begin to wonder what family gatherings are going to include. Will there be political arguments around the dinner table? Will we be…

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:…

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...

Parent Tips: Connecting with Your Partner this Summer

Parent Tips: Connecting with Your Partner 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...

Cat Fighting To a Happy Marriage

It’s not easy to say the important things in a marriage. Things like “You forgot to take the garbage out… again.” Or “When do I get a night out and you stay with the kids?” Or voice opinions that might…

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...

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...