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Potential issues with long distance co-parenting

Accepting change   Not many things containing the words “long distance” are easy or come naturally, least of all maintaining relationships. However it is possible and it can work. You have to accept certain things when you take the step or should I say plunge into the world of long distance co-parenting. If you are

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Dealing with high conflict in co-parenting

Sadly many people go through high conflict divorces; equally unfortunately this can often transition in to a high conflict situation for co-parenting. High conflict in the context of marriage, divorce and co-parenting generally refers to aggression, tension and bad feeling between parents. Something I’ve talked about before is doing your best to shield your children

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Divorced? What not to expose your kids to

These are going to seem obvious whilst simultaneously at times seeming completely impossible. Frustration, passion and bitterness all get in the way of trying to do the right thing and cloud judgement. That being said, no matter the situation you need to shield your kids from what you can for their own mental wellbeing.  

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The Value of Obsessing About an Affair

I have been working with many couples in my office regarding difficult issues in their marriages and partnerships. NO other break in connection or relationship is as traumatic than the initial shock of finding out your partner is having an affair.  Many of my initial sessions or even phone calls, center around a desire to

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Unplugging: A Clients Journey!

Dealing with anxiety, depression and the loss of a relationship while being twenty something is difficult!  Potentially more so with social media pressure in which the millennium generation has grown up and surrounds themselves within. However, I have been working with an extremely unusual and amazing client that has taken a risk with several beneficial

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Americans are more Tired and Exhausted..Are You?

  What’s going on with US? Americans are even More Tired and Exhausted than Ever! Take a look at the latest from Pew Research Center on the statics of working parents and balancing family life.  Most American’s are still struggling with balancing life, family, while promoting a career at the same time.  Research suggests, dual

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Dating Tips for While in a Co-Parenting Situation

I have been working with so many clients on the issue of co-parenting and the struggles that families are facing.  For many, managing the different structures, emotional and physical barriers that children must deal with when living between the two worlds of parents after divorce for the adults, let alone children!   As adults and

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The Art of Intimacy: Perhaps…Being Playful and Flirting with your Partner!

  As we approach the Holidays, so many of my clients are “busy”, going to parties, working, and finding no time for each other let alone intimacy with their partners! I can completely understand and find myself feeling the same way with my husband. Ester Perel, a leading therapist, author and expert on intimacy, sex

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The Suicide Epidemic: 2016 Why is it 4 times more likely to hit the males in our lives?

As a Marriage and Family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, families, adolescents on a daily basis but suicide has hit my family on a personal level. My husband lost his son to suicide over 9 years ago and my 21 year old son has lost 6 friends to suicide since the age of 14,

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Would you like to be More POSITIVE? Do you know someone who is Negative?

      There are emotional and physical health risks of being too negative! Most people who are highly negative will in fact deny that they are negative! There is an approach that has been proven to work with these types of clients; it is to teach them to be more emotionally intelligent thru the

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