by: Dr. Felicia Clark
This is part 2 of a 10 part series that reveals what Cupid omitted before striking us with his arrow. Part 1 talks about the different types of love and makes the distinction between egotistical and spiritual love. Here in part 2, we talk about Fairytale love (e.g. egotistical love) and why it has to evolve.
by: Tammy Greene
It is that time again. The time where we are supposed to feel "merry and bright." Where we are supposed to feel happy and generous. Unfortunately, what tends to happen is we wind up feeling hectic and stressed. It gets hard to think beyond our endless to-do lists and every minute is filled with shopping and parties.
By Jim Duzak, JD
Dear Jim: I’m 53 and have been divorced for ten years. I started dating again in 2010 when my youngest graduated from high school. In the beginning, all I seemed to meet were guys who told me far too much about their divorces---how they were victimized by their nasty ex-wives, bloodsucking attorneys, stupid judges, etc. I was really turned off by the negativity.
by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC
Dear Toni- I am struggling with a problem I thought I would never have- an angry spouse. My husband and I are in our forties, have been married 13 years and have two children. We both work, he full time and me part time. I am self-employed and work from home.
by: Tia Sorensen
Quote: Let’s move forward with a story of my embarrassment, the panic it caused, and the happy ending that left me realizing I was keeping score the wrong way in my marriage.
You have probably figured out by now that I like to speak from personal experience. That means I’m not painted in the best light all of the time, but you know what, if more than one person can learn from my mistakes, then why not?
by: Monique Honaman, JD
“A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” – Rupert Brooke I recall saying, “I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy” as I was going through my divorce. I later added a statement: “… but it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
by: Tia Sorensen
This past week I lost my grandmother. I won’t lie, it has been rough. My mom’s parents helped raise me since I was 6 weeks old and I’m pretty sure my grandpa will continue to raise me even though I’m almost 30. My mom was single for most of my childhood, so my brother and I spent a lot of time with our grandparents.
by: Allison Lloyds, MS, LMFT
Healthy relationships consist of two individuals who are capable of working on themselves in order to make the relationship flourish. As human beings we often have a hard time owning our contribution to the relationship dynamic and instead point the finger at our partner, blaming them for the challenges at hand. This leads to various cycles and patterns that are unhealthy and unsatisfying. Want to make a change for the better?
by: Janeen Diamond
Quote: “I need to find solutions ...so my family will like me again." I recently wrote an article about getting through stressful times. I mentioned figuring out what’s bothering you -- and then coming up with some solutions -- might help you lessen your stress.