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 […]

How Parents Can Help Their Children during a Contested Divorce

A contested divorce can have long-lasting effects on entire families and social circles. Last month in the blog I talked about how parents can manage their mental and emotional health during what is often a long and combative process. This month I’d like to focus on the children and the importance of protecting their well-being […]

What to Do When Someone You Know is Depressed

It’s normal for most people to feel sad once in a while, particularly in response to a loss or disappointment. Sadness like this typically doesn’t last long and usually goes away on its own. On the other hand, when a person is depressed, the sad feelings don’t go away. They linger for long periods of […]