1. When Does Persuasion Turn to Manipulation?

    We've all heard of their existence. Those who are adept at getting what they need or desire out of almost any situation. Those that are able to persuade others to do their bidding through emotional warfare where guilt, frustration and confusion are used as weapons to gain even an inch over their perceived opponent. The master manipulator. Though their tactics are not terribly creative, or even sub…Read More

  2. Moving Beyond Blame

    Whether the sin was as minor as a white lie or as major as infidelity, when indiscretions come to light it is often all-too-natural for many of us to start pointing fingers in a disillusioned effort to draw the attention away from our own part in the story. Though we are quick to blame others when things go wrong, it is rarely acceptable. In most circumstances, those in intimate relationships wil…Read More

  3. How to Reduce Sibling Rivalries

    To an only child, siblings often seem like built-in friends.... Someone always there for entertainment and support....Someone to lean on, a comrade of sorts, a partner to create a history with. But those with siblings know the truth. More often than not, siblings clash over a variety of issues; which often stem from vying for parental attention or the need to establish unique personal dynamics. A…Read More

  4. The Far-Reaching Effects of Divorce

    Listen to any child of divorce and their stories and you begin to understand the far-reaching implications of divorce. Where some good reasons do exist for the dissolution of marriage, many many more reasons support the need for couples to work out their differences and stay together. Not that we are advocating staying in a toxic marriage "for the sake of the children", but there are many problems…Read More

  5. How to Quickly Destroy Your Marriage: Lie

    "Yeah, it never fails to amaze me how a single lie can undo an entire lifetime of good."      - SHERRILYN KENYON, Upon the Midnight Clear When Holly first learned of her husband's financial indiscretions, the gambling, the growing debt, the imminent threats of bankruptcy and foreclosure; of course she was infuriated. She found it incredible that he would put their family's entire financial futu…Read More

  6. The Tell-tale Signs of an Eating Disorder

    20 million American women; 10 million American men. Not just numbers or statistics, they represent the individuals that suffer, sometime during their lives, a clinically significant eating disorder. As one of the more confounding and complicated mental health issues, clinical eating disorders often require comprehensive and individualized treatment plans that can often last for years. Being inext…Read More

  7. How to Know When You Need Marriage Counseling

    With divorce rates still at approximately 50% in the United States, it may come as a shock to find out that only one in four couples who are filing for divorce ever seek couples therapy or marriage counseling before splitting. Furthermore, according to sources cited by an online article on psychologytoday.com, those that do seek help first waited "an average of six years after serious problems dev…Read More

  8. Common Communication Mistakes Made Between Partners

    We've all heard that communication is the key to all strong relationships. Ineffective and problematic communication techniques often lead to resentment, anger and disengagement. Within a marriage, good communication skills can make all the difference in regards to the ability to establish bonds, build trust and establish a higher level of mutual respect and understanding. Many couples often find …Read More

  9. Overcome Roadblocks with An Experienced Marriage and Family Therapist

    Sometimes difficulties that we experience in our marriage can make it feel like we've come to the end of the road. Emotions are high and you may feel that these issues are too big to overcome, and you may feel like giving up and walking away from the relationship. What feels like the end of the road may just in fact be a roadblock, and with the right marriage and family therapist you and your pa…Read More