Life after graduation. Life after marriage. Life after kids. Life after retiring. We celebrate the milestones in our life as destinations in themselves. These milestones tend to pull us to the next one and then the next one. I recognized in myself … [Read more...] about You Have a Choice
Staying connected to people who are different from us can be stressful! It is so much more comfortable to stay in circles of friends and family who see the world the way we do. How well we cope with differences actually has a lot to do with the family we grew up in. While we are, … [Read more...] about How to Stay Connected When You Don’t Agree
Relationship problems are a common reason people pursue therapy. And not surprisingly, many clients have been more than a little frustrated they are the ones talking to me, when clearly their partner or family member is the one with the problem! They have nagged and scolded and … [Read more...] about Why Should I Go to Therapy When He (She) Is the Problem?!
If you’ve never been to counseling before, it may seem scary and unknown. In fact, there’s a chance that the uncertainty of therapy is what has kept you from pursuing it before. What are your perceptions of what counseling is like or the kinds of people who go to counseling? Take … [Read more...] about What To Expect When You Go To Counseling
I am sitting on my back patio, enjoying a glorious Spring day, determined to write about ANYTHING but COVID-19! I am guessing I am not the only one who is over-saturated with updates, opinions, and emotions running high. So instead I thought I would write about some things that … [Read more...] about The Other Side of Anger
How It Began “Have you washed your hands?” I have probably heard my wife ask me this question at least 50 times a day during the last several weeks. Sometimes I had remembered, sometimes I had not. Sound familiar? During the first several … [Read more...] about Is Social Distancing Causing Marriage Distancing?