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Step-families – Love ME the Most!!!

In February, we are bombarded with messages of love. There is romantic love, parental love, filial love, altruistic love and so on. In the many different ways we love; we create many different relationships. One of those relationships is a step-family. A step-family is created when one or both of the spouses have been previously […]

Divorce: Not a Do-It-Yourself Project

Frequently, people who are unhappy in their marriages wait until after the holiday season to move ahead with the dissolution of their marriage. If you are one of those folks who have made this decision you know it is not easy to make that first move. Sometimes people struggle for years in unhappy relationships before […]

The Gifts of Change-What Do We Give (Up) at the Holidays?

Two of the most prevalent issues in my practice are people considering if and when to divorce and people considering if and when to quit drinking. While these two major life changes seem to have little in common, when it comes to the holidays both reach a stumbling block. The unhappy spouse will say, “I […]

If I Leave My Marriage, Will My Children Leave Me?

It is a question I get often, especially from clients who have children in their adolescent and teen years, ” I want out of my marriage but I am afraid my children will be angry at me for ‘breaking up the family’.  I know that leaving is ultimately the best thing for me and probably […]