Challenging Events

Articles

Conflict
Mocking In Families

A "Dear Rosa" question and answer regarding the shamed based communication and its impact on family members.

Trauma Happens To Competent Healthy People

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Trauma causes a reaction in people. That reaction is physical because the brain is signaling the body to do ...

Using Mindfulness to Keep Relationships Healthy

Insights and tips are provided on how use mindfulness to be attentive to others feelings, as well as your own, in ...

Making Your Way Through Transition

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes the challenges we face when going through difficult life changes. It also gives a way of ...

10 Tips For Solving Problems

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Listed are ten simple yet challenging factors to remember when attempting to bring a difficult conversation to a ...

Validation is Not Agreement

Suzan Myhre, M.S.S.W., LICSW, LPC

This article describes the difference between validating another person's communication and agreeing with it. Examples ...

Christmas Shocking

Christmas this year may not happen as you picture it. When things do not go as planned, you may experience Christmas ...

Facing the Holidays Together

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each year numerous couples and families struggle to keep pace with the expectations placed upon them from various ...

Turning Financial Stress into an Opportunity for Growth and Attachment in Marriage

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Many couples experience financial stress at some point in their marriage. However uncomfortable that stress may be, it ...

Tips for Talking About Finances

Talking about money can lead to conflict, but research shows that having a plan on how to handle disagreements leads ...

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Broadcasts

Anger
Forgiveness Group - 2 of 3 - #3471

Carrissa Pannuzzo, MA, LMFT-T, LPC-T

Forgiveness brings healing. Hear how this is so, especially for the one offended. Healing for the one carrying the ...

Forgiveness Group - 1 of 3 - #3470

Carrissa Pannuzzo, MA, LMFT-T, LPC-T

Forgiveness brings healing. Hear how this is so, especially for the one offended. Healing for the one carrying the ...

Controlling the Chaos - 2 of 2 #3425

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season can ...

Controlling the Chaos - 1 of 2 #3424

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season can ...

Everyone is Welcome - 2 of 2 #3410

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student education, ...

Everyone is Welcome - 1 of 2 #3409

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student education, ...

Don't Argue with a Woman as You Would With a Man, #3 of 3, #3406

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Six things to avoid when arguing with a woman. A valuable resource in how to negotiate the maze of arguing; especially ...

Don't Argue with a Woman as You Would With a Man, #2 of 3, #3405

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Six things to avoid when arguing with a woman. A valuable resource in how to negotiate the maze of arguing; especially ...

Don't Argue with a Woman as You Would With a Man, #1 of 3, #3404

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Six things to avoid when arguing with a woman. A valuable resource in how to negotiate the maze of arguing; especially ...

Moms' To Do List, #3 of 3, #3377

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. In this three part series, ...

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