Blended Family

A blended family, also known as a step-family, is created when a couple comes together with existing children from one or both of their previous relationships. As nearly half of marriages in the United States end in divorce and at least half of ...

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Intimacy Issues in Relationships

Intimacy issues are not something that any couple plans on or prepares for… they just happen. And, believe it or not, intimacy issues are more common than you would think. More than 60% of couples state that they have experienced intimacy ...

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Relationships After Kids

Strong relationships after kids, ones that are full of flirting, fun, and intimacy, really can exist; but, they may take a little more effort. When it was just you and your partner, you had more time for quality conversation, you had ...

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Sole Custody vs. Joint Custody

There are many reasons why parents may want or opt for joint or sole custody. Custody or visitation arrangements can be categorized in many ways and terms surrounding custody are often interchangeable and that’s when it can get confusing. Joint ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Feeding Inner Strengths building New Positive Traits: Another Step in a Mindfulness Practice

Dr. Rick Hanson, in his latest article in Psychotherapy Networker Week in Review: 9/5 - 9/9, discusses how we weave together new inner traits based on brain science, neuro-biology, experiences that we go thru and a desire to make changes in our ...

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How Political Leanings Boil Down to Moral Beliefs and Group Loyalties Ryan Howes • 9/6/2016

Take a look at this interesting article and link to a view that might enlighten us or at least give us a different view,  during this election time of the year!   Carolyn www.collaboratecounseling.com 720 323 ...

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Mindfulness Practice: Some Simple but Effective Exercises to Slow Down and Practice being Mindful!

      Mindfulness Practice: Some Simple but Effective Exercises to Slow Down and Practice being Mindful! What is Mindfulness? I  talk about being mindful in sessions quite a bit and hope that my clients try to implement ...

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This heartwarming video reminds us of what’s truly important in life

The author believes that the only guide to keep us secure and happy is love and his message is that we should not postpone it but let the ’carpe diem’ motto enter our universe.  Enjoy the message of love, bonding, lifelong connection and ...

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Couples Who Have the Best Sex Have This in Common

[gallery ids="478"]   "For spouses or partners who have been together for many years, their sex lives have a lot to do with how they interact outside of the bedroom. A recent study finds that couples’ levels of responsiveness—how ...

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Teaching Good Behaviors to Kids!

Here is a great tool and fun activity for you and your young children to do together while also helping them to learn how to do chores around the house and learn good behaviors. Instead of arguing and dealing with whining behavior..make it fun! ...

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