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Trauma, Long-term Stress and People

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Ever have someone in your life who just seems to challenge every bit of your patience? If so, then this article may...

What I Wish More Men Knew

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Men often do not know things like how much delight their children take in them. Here a therapist who has seen...

What Men Wish Women Knew

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Interviewing a number of gentlemen, Brenda presents concisely and directly the thoughts and concerns these men...

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Marriage skills must be worked at. The skills needed to succeed at marriage are often not learned by watching close...

Paying Attention

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

One of the foundational skills to the success of any relationship is our ability to listen. As simple as this may...

Don’t Argue With a Woman as You Would With a Man

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...

Once and For All!

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Brenda takes a well used expression "…once and for all!" and normalizes the frustration we all experience...

Please Hear What I am Saying

Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear for I wear a mask, a thousand masks, masks that...

Valentine's Day: Cheesy or Not, Affection Appreciated

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

The following is from an anonymous male: "We really are in a bind. Yes, it's a schmaltzy holiday, originally...

When We Apologize

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Apologies are so easily thrown out that it becomes difficult to known when they are genuine. Brenda defines a few...

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