Challenging Events

Articles

Conflict
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 ...

To Rescue or Not, That is the Question

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

This article explores ways in which parents rescue their adolescent children and ways to weigh the decision whether to ...

What Teens Want Parents to Understand

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

Some teens believe that parents "don't get it" or "just don't understand." Recently, I asked teens ...

Family Finances: Don't Go Solo

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

Many couples experience financial stress at some point in their marriage. How they communicate that stress to one ...

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Anger
Moms' To Do List, #2 of 3, #3376

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. This article offers ...

Moms' To Do List, #1 of 3, #3375

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. This article offers ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #4 of 4, #3350

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #3 of 4, #3349

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #2 of 4, #3348

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #1 of 4, #3347

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

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #3 of 3, #3346

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #2 of 3, #3345

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #1 of 3, #3344

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

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own ...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #5 of 5, #3338

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

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this ...

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