Relationship Building

Articles

Family
Decisions: Who Is Controlling Your Life?

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Making tough decisions is difficult and rewarding work. Being swayed by the opinions or reactions of others will lead ...

Family Rituals

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

Family Rituals provide a safe and consistent space for family members to connect and provide one another a sense of ...

Rebuilding Trust

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Trust is precious. Once lost trust becomes priceless. Brenda outlines 4 steps to practice that may help rebuild trust ...

Holding On To Hope

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

Occasionally the only thing you can do for someone is to hope for them, until they can hope for themselves.

Friendship
Honesty

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Deciding to be honest is only the beginning of living an honest life. c onsciously choosing to not deceive is an ...

Humor and Perversity

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Humor in our culture has taken a sarcastic, demeaning turn. Learning to communicate from our hear with wisdom is ...

Behaviors That Inhibit Clarity in Relationships

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Behaviors and thoughts that inhibit relationships

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 ...

Suggestions For Clarity In Relationships

Author Unknown, Edited by Brenda Spina, M.S.,LMFT, LPC

This handout provides a list of specific response one can use when behavior in relationship becomes intrusive or ...

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 ...

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Broadcasts

Family
Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #2 of 5, #3335

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 ...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #1 of 5, #3334

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 ...

Children, Teens and Media Violence, #2 of 2, #3333

This two-part program describes how television, video games, and film violence affects children and teens. Therapists ...

Children, Teens and Media Violence, #1 of 2, #3332

This two-part program describes how television, video games, and film violence affects children and teens. Therapists ...

Healthy Detachment, #3 of 4, #3330

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Healthy Detachment, #4 of 4, #3331

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Healthy Detachment, #2 of 4, #3329

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

his particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Healthy Detachment, #1 of 4, #3328

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This particular series of 4 programs outlines what it means for us as followers of Christ to be detached in a healthy ...

Family Finances: Don't Go Solo, #4 of 4, #3327

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

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

Family Finances: Don't Go Solo, #3 of 4, #3326

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

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

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