Relationship Building

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Friendship
Difficult People

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Difficult people are men and women who, no matter what is said or done, always see you as “bad,” “wrong,” or insist...

Watch Out

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Behaviors that hinder the life stream of any relationship are as follows: Consistently resist sound, fair feedback...

Five Steps in Forgiving

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Forgiveness is not sympathy. Forgiveness is not denying unfairness. Forgiveness does not have to forget...

Rambling Resentments

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Bitter discontent at being treated unfairly. We all experience it. People, circumstances and situations lingering...

The Holidays

The winter holidays can be a time of tradition, community, and meaning. But it can also be a time of loneliness and...

Influence

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Those who influence us sometimes assign us things. A significant part of assigned influence is that we may choose...

Yes or No?

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

When to say no and when to say yes? What a question! A simple way to figure this out is, will it cause you pain or...

Letting Go

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Many reading this will believe that letting go means the other person wins or they condone the behavior as ok. This...

The Power of Words

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

If you're like me, sometimes it can be easy to forget the power of words. Different words are powerful to different...

Shame and Guilt

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

Shame and guilt are different. Guilt says, "I did something wrong" and causes us to turn to the other...

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Broadcasts

Family
Characteristics of Healthy Families #1 of 4, #2067

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The first four points 13 are covered in this program.

It's Never Enough #2 of 2, #2066

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

People get discouraged in relationships when after trying all they know to do, their loved one still seems unhappy.

It's Never Enough #1 of 2, #2065

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

People get discouraged in relationships when after trying all they k now to do, their loved one still seems unhappy.

How Does Alcoholism Affect Relationships and Intimacy #2 of 2, #1946

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Lynda and Paul take a few minutes to discuss the altered development of intimacy and relationships in the alcoholic...

How Does Alcoholism Affect Siblings #1 of 2, #1945

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There is a unique experience among the siblings in the family of an alcoholic that is addressed in this program...

Healthy Families: What Is A Troubled Family #2 of 2, #1623

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Contrasted here are the different characteristics associated with both healthy and unhealthy families.

Authority and Structure in God's Family and Kingdom #1 of 3, #1243

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Discussion focuses on defining what authority and structure in God's family and kingdom means.

Success and Family Loyalty #4 of 4, #1143

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The discussion of family loyalties wraps up by taking a look at the impact family loyalties have on the marital...

Success and Family Loyalty #3 of 4, #1142

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

One of the challenges faced when looking at loyalty to the family is the following questions: Do you dare go beyond...

Success and Family Loyalty #2 of 4, #1141

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Where should your loyalties be? Sometimes if feels unclear whether one is to be loyal to one's family of origin or...

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Wisdom