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Toxic Relationships, Is it OK to Walk Away?

Toxic Relationships, Is it OK to Walk Away?

Many times you will hear of individuals ending their relationships with their parents or other family members because the relationship is considered …

How Does Therapy Help Someone?

How Does Therapy Help Someone?

Wouldn’t you like how therapy helps before making a decision to  pay for a service? The broad and simple answer is that a credentialed …

Developing Work Skills for Special Needs Children

Developing Work Skills for Special Needs Children

Dr. Temple Grandin Much attention is given to the development of  special needs children when they are young but more attention needs to be given …

4 Easy Tips to Deal with Change

4 Easy Tips to Deal with Change

It's Inevitable! “Nothing stays the same forever” was my father-in-law’s mantra. He had plenty of evidence for that over a span of 94 …

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Aging Family Members

Managing the Caregiver Crazies

Managing the Caregiver Crazies

Asking for help....... Caregiving takes a toll on emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Family caregivers tend to be selfless and put their own needs on the back burner to care for their loved ones. …

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Aging Dad

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Aging Dad

Father’s day is the one time of year that we can celebrate everything that dad has done for us and given us throughout the years! Gifts for an Aging Father As our dads age we realize how important it is that they …

New Concepts in Nursing Homes

New Concepts in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are, for many reasons, the last place families want their honored elders to live. For decades, however, those of us without the ability to care for our elders have lacked many realistic alternatives. We …

Both Sides Now-Aging and Caregiving

Both Sides Now-Aging and Caregiving

What You Can Do “I’ve looked at Life from both sides now. From up and down, and still, somehow, it’s Life’s illusions I recall. “ Joni Mitchell was probably not thinking about caregivers when she wrote those …

Divorce

Divorce Doesn’t Make You………

Divorce Doesn’t Make You………

We live in a culture that prizes marriage and despises divorce. As a result, those who choose to evolve their families through the process of separation are often faced with a heavy dose of guilt and shame. In an effort …

A Divorced Father’s Positive Effects on His Children

A Divorced Father’s Positive Effects on His Children

While it's easy to dwell on the negative side effects of divorce, Father's Day is a time to reflect on positive effects a father has on children of divorce. Fathers are one of the two most important people in a child's …

Divorce, The Tipping Point

Divorce, The Tipping Point

11 Reasons.... According to Malcom Gladwell’s book with the same title, “The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” I …

Divorced? Think Before Badmouthing Your Ex

Divorced? Think Before Badmouthing Your Ex

3 Things to Consider If your divorced, this will help not only your kids but you as well. Dealing with a difficult ex can multiply the struggles of divorce by tenfold.  At times, the stress can turn one into a …

Keeping the House After Your Divorce, Part 2

Keeping the House After Your Divorce, Part 2

There can be some very good reasons to keep the marital home after your divorce.  For instance, you might want to allow your kids to finish their schooling in that area.  Or providing stability for the family.  But …

3 Keys to Life After Divorce

3 Keys to Life After Divorce

Divorce can leave you feeling down and dazed, wondering what happened and how you can possibly move on.  While it might seem impossible in the beginning, you will eventually find your footing and take small but …

Stepping it up as the Step Parent

Stepping it up as the Step Parent

How many books and articles have been written about the importance of parents who are divorced maintain an amicable relationship for the sake of their children? I Just googled the topic and had 18,700,000 results come …

10 Important Facts About Divorce

10 Important Facts About Divorce

Even if you think you’re familiar with divorce, this tumultuous time in your life can be very challenging.  Several experienced divorcees share what they wish they had known prior to getting divorced. Expect your …