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Dealing with Loss and the Holidays: Replace Dread with Action

As the leaves begin to turn and the temperatures drop, we pack away our sandals and shorts and find ourselves dealing with those boxes of winter clothes, Christmas ornaments and miscellaneous holiday mementos. Truthfully we do not need reminding of the upcoming holidays, the stores have begun putting out their Christmas decorations long before we […]

Divorce: Dealing with Court

If you have never been to court, notification of your first court appearance can be  terrifying. The legal system, the acrimony of divorce, the adversarial posture of attorneys all can trigger anxiety. Here are some things you can do to make the day a bit easier and less intimidating.        Have your lawyer […]

Is Lack of Humility Ruining our Relationships?

Clearly a growing trend, we are discussing “personality disorders” in ways we have not in the past. In just this past year, Psychology Today has run three cover stories on personality disorders. Clients who come to see me are now more educated and familiar with  narcissistic, sociopathic and borderline personality.  More and more, we are […]

Is There Such a Thing as a Good Divorce?

Imagine a marriage where both parties are unhappy and bickering all the time. Their values and goals are different. There is no chemistry or even affection between them. The children are exposed to awkward silences and all-out battles. There may be emotional, verbal or physical abuse. Everyone in the family is miserable-often suffering quietly in […]