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Helpful Tips for Dealing with In-Laws

by Christie Farris, LMFT Many couples imagine inheriting a whole new supportive and loving family with the in-laws. And sometimes that happens. At other times, however, in-laws bring significant challenges. It can even feel like downright invasion. Below are helpful insights into how couples can avoid the emotional tug-of-war that can happen when a partner(…)

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Quick Ways to Stay Connected in a Busy World

By Elsa Davis, MA. I have to say, I am so worried about the future of our relationships. We all know the negative effects technology has on our social skills, but it’s become much more apparent in our romantic relationships. It’s not just our children who are suffering from lack of social skills. Adults, who(…)

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How to Generate Curiosity & Compassion

by Larissa Evans, MA Curiosity. Compassion. What comes up for you when you read those words? Can you try feeling those states of mind – those qualities – inside of yourself? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines curiosity as a desire to learn or know more about someone or something. It defines compassion as consciousness of someone’s distress(…)

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Learning to Deal with Depression

“Physically, I feel tired all the time.” “All I want to do is sleep.” “I don’t feel like eating and I don’t find any foods appealing.” “I sleep to run away from reality.” “Sometimes I wake up crying because I find myself again in my sad reality. I usually take hot showers, for hours. I(…)

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Finding the Right Marriage or Couples Counselor: 10 Questions to Ask First

by Brent Bradley (The Couple Zone), PhD, and James Furrow, PhD, authors of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies® (Wiley, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-118-51231-9, $22.99) When the health of your relationship is at stake, you want the right marriage counselor. That means a couples counselor that is qualified to help you address the issues you are(…)

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So You’re Having a Baby?

Whether you planned it or not, through birth or adoption, adding a third member to your family can be very challenging. Sweet and Sour times A new baby brings much joy and excitement but it also comes with many challenges. Having a new baby can be very taxing. You may be about to face exhaustion,(…)

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