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Loving Your Mother Who Didn’t Love You

Loving Your Mother Who Didn’t Love You

This painful sounding title describes a dilemma many people face. The well meaning yet distracted advice that “your mother loved you in the best …

Mother’s Day is Not for Everyone

Mother’s Day is Not for Everyone

Mother's Day is hard for many people. They want to do the right thing, and they can't find a card for their mother that doesn't aggrandize a …

Getting Help Before Disaster Strikes in Your Marriage

Getting Help Before Disaster Strikes in Your Marriage

There are so many people who come to therapy because they are very angry. They do not feel important, because they are not heard, their needs are not …

How to Protect Yourself from an Abusive Senior Patient

I talked to a 68-year-old lady a few weeks ago. She was a full-time in-home caregiver for an 89-year-old who happened to be her mother-in-law, the …

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Loving Your Mother Who Didn’t Love You

Loving Your Mother Who Didn’t Love You

This painful sounding title describes a dilemma many people face. The well meaning yet distracted advice that “your mother loved you in the best way she knew how”, doesn’t sufficiently satisfy the missing …

Mother’s Day is Not for Everyone

Mother’s Day is Not for Everyone

Mother's Day is hard for many people. They want to do the right thing, and they can't find a card for their mother that doesn't aggrandize a childhood that for them was painful and frightening. Besides the many types …

Getting Help Before Disaster Strikes in Your Marriage

Getting Help Before Disaster Strikes in Your Marriage

There are so many people who come to therapy because they are very angry. They do not feel important, because they are not heard, their needs are not being met. These are the men and women who are so angry and many …

Change as a Choice

Change as a Choice

Change is a topic we can address forever because it’s always happening! And we, as humans, are usually averse to it. There is a coherence to sameness that we enjoy. When it gets interrupted we fight to keep things the …

Be Gentle With Yourself When Life Obstacles Meet You

Be Gentle With Yourself When Life Obstacles Meet You

The most typical reactions when blocked from continuing a work or relationship path on which we are happy, are fear, hurt, and self-doubt. “How do I get overcome what was strong enough to stop me from continuing …

Love is Never a One-sided Affair

Love is Never a One-sided Affair

Love presents a challenge to me personally, having found a man who ticks most of the boxes on my “love list”. He is the perfect gentleman, intelligent, active, tons of friends and family, a good listener, …

Divorce

Visit to Divorce Court

Visit to Divorce Court

I’ve have the honor of working with a University of Pennsylvania graduate student. She’s been doing my marketing and has created a powerful social media appearance for her favorite divorce coach! She found herself …

Divorce Prep School

Divorce Prep School

Consider this…You want to get divorced. For every other significant transition in life, a thoughtful plan is recommended, some more extensive than others. But nothing is done without a plan. Too risky without one! …

A Heart Healthy Way to Divorce

A Heart Healthy Way to Divorce

We associate Valentine’s Day with roses, chocolate hearts and greeting cards as sweet and gooey as the candy. Love becomes that ubiquitous four-letter word heard in almost every corner of our country – all …

The Inner Life Phases of Your Divorce

The Inner Life Phases of Your Divorce

I remember feeling great relief to hear “divorce is its own special universe”, spoken by the therapist who guided and supported me through my divorce. To recognize that divorce is a powerful enough time of change …

Personal Growth through Divorce

Personal Growth through Divorce

Toughest Climb Ever! I’ve walked in those shoes. Trudged actually! Although there was a lit runway of signs highlighting impending abandonment, I felt blindsided. I gave new meaning to the phrase, “the woman is …

Maybe You Shouldn’t Divorce Your Ex’s Relatives

Maybe You Shouldn’t Divorce Your Ex’s Relatives

Holidays are hard for divorced parents – even when they’ve mediated a parenting plan they both agree on and believe is in the best interests of their children. A typical custody arrangement might mean that dad sees …

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