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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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Making Miss Kay’s Sweet Potato Pie!!

I have always been intimidated by the prospect of making sweet potato pie.  I love sweet potato pie, but I always fail when I try to make one. I make a mean fresh berry pie, which in theory is more difficult to make than sweet potato pie. But not for me. Well… Those days are(…)

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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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What are Some Benefits to Couple’s Counseling?

by Lorie Ammon, MA The Couple Zone – Dallas Relationships have a life of their own that needs to grow and change over time. Its health becomes vulnerable when neglected. It requires effort to regain the lost well-being. Relationships contain conflicts, troubling emotions and the messiness of life. As with any issue, whether physical, emotional,(…)

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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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Tips for Being a Better Father

The night before my daughter was born my friend said to me, “Your life will never be the same again. It’s changed forever.” I didn’t really believe him, or think much of it. But he was right. And my life is SO much better. So now as the USA takes a look upon fatherhood, we(…)

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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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