Category: Family


Dia de los Muertos: It’s about Family

It is hard to be out and about much anymore without running across images of skeletons or skulls decorated with colorful hearts, flowers, and swirls....

Self Care When Experiencing Parental Alienation

Though almost half of marriages in the US end in divorce, most people who divorce successfully transition to their new life within two years. However,...

Intimacy: The Missing Piece.

Have you noticed it? Something in your relationship seems to be missing; waning with time. You are happy, you and your partner seem to be working well...

Coming Out – Part 2 Parental Self-Care

“When he told me he only had crushes on boys and that’s why he never dated, I started crying.”  “My son told me not to tell his father tha...

How Eating Disorders can Starve Relationships

Eating Disorders  Eating disorders (ED) occur when there are interruptions in an individual’s behavior and feelings related to food, weight, and bo...

5 tips to overcome perfectionism 

A few months ago, I gave birth to my first baby, a precious little girl named Joan. As a new mother, I’ve been trying to learn all I can about how...

When your teen opens up

“I wish I could take it back and do it over!” parents say about the moment their teens told them they were gay, lesbian, transgender, or that the...

Calling Time-out on Fighting

On the list of unpleasant things, getting in a fight with your partner is right up there with root canals. There are few things as stressful, and ther...

How To Talk With Your Children About Therapy

Unfortunately, in today’s society there is a negative stigma attached to therapy. I have heard many people say that therapy is just for weak or b...

No, No, NO! to Go, Go, GO!: The Transition to Sexual Intimacy

Many years ago, a student of mine wrote in her paper that upon asking her mom one week before she got married to give her some advice about sex, her m...