Divorce and Child Custody: How to Put Your Child First

In the latest season of The Crown, there’s a scene in which Prince Charles comments that he and Princess Diana, despite being divorced, are actually getting along quite well. In a tender moment, he admits to Diana that although their marriage did not go well, he hopes they can do much better when it comes […]

Giving Back is Good for Your Mental Health

A friend of mine (we’ll call her Becky for now) prepares meals for the homeless. Every other Sunday she drives her SUV to a nearby homeless camp, opens up the back of her vehicle, and feeds as many people as she can with the soups and sandwiches she made the day before. What I notice […]

Is Your Marriage Over?

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married four years or four decades. You might still be struggling with the decision to end your marriage. The indecisiveness can be overwhelming, so much so that it could leave you in a state of paralysis. But choosing to do nothing is not an option because no one wants […]

Talking with Your Kids about War and Violence

Sometimes it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. This has certainly been the case in recent weeks. From the wars between Israel and Hamas and Russia and Ukraine to a mass shooting in rural Maine, there is seemingly no end to the violence that makes its way onto our television screens, […]

What You Post on Social Media Could Impact Your Divorce

Couples going through a divorce have a lot on their minds. It’s often a long and expensive process to determine the division of assets, alimony, child custody, and child support. It’s also likely to be a very emotional and stressful time for everyone involved. If you and your spouse are thinking about ending your marriage, […]

Clear Out Clutter to Improve Your Mental Health

Does a quick glance at the stack of mail, bills, receipts, and other papers on your kitchen counter speed up your heart rate? Do you feel a headache coming on at the sight of your bedroom with clothes, shoes, and books strewn about the furniture and floor? Maybe your chest tightens when you return to […]

Is Social Media Bad for Your Marriage?

Let’s face it. Without the Internet, many happy couples wouldn’t be together today. Social media and online dating sites make it possible to connect with people around the world who have similar interests and want the same things in a relationship. Unfortunately, social media can also drive jealousy, misunderstanding, and conflict in a relationship. It […]

Understanding and Overcoming the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

The desire to fit in and belong is not new. It’s a fundamental part of human nature. People have a natural inclination to compare themselves with others, especially in areas where they feel inadequate. It’s all completely normal, as long as these feelings don’t get in the way of our relationships with others and how […]

When Your Child is Going through a Divorce

It seems like only yesterday that your son or daughter was walking down the aisle to say “I do.” Now you’re being told about their impending divorce. For many parents, hearing this news can feel like a punch in the gut. You naturally want the best for your child, and, frankly, this is not what […]

Is Political Drama Ruining Your Life?

5 tips to help manage political stress When it comes to politics, the last several years have been like a roller coaster that never ends.  With political discourse at every turn, there are times when you just want it to stop. That may be easier said than done. Whether you’re watching the news on TV […]