Relationship Building


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...


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...

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...

Money Troubles?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Are you in a relationship where you argue about money? Though some studies show it’s a huge relational problem...


Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Answering before listening is both stupid and rude. It reveals our focus on our self, our own argument and need to...

Something So Simple...Yet Challenging

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

An essential ingredient for a healthy marriage is being willing to work at it and to refuse to allow bitterness to...

Look Beyond

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There is tremendous value in looking beyond what people say and do to the possible condition of their heart. Despite...

Relationship Indicators

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

There are many indicators of friendship or family relationships going bad. Here are a few: 1. The goodness is...