I am getting a number of calls from partners who are suffering from too much togetherness! Many are depressed and or highly anxious. For some, alcohol is an issue where it wasn’t prior to … [Read more...] about How To Avoid À Divorce During The Coronavirus Pandemic
It is very difficult to live with someone who is depressed. Knowing the cause of the depression makes it somewhat easier. Living with someone who is chronically unhappy makes the whole family … [Read more...] about How Do I Manage When My Spouse Is Depressed?
How To Build Self-Esteem In Your Children You want your children to feel good about themselves and it is certainly possible to raise children who do. By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. However, to do so … [Read more...] about Building Self Esteem In Children
When parents aren’t getting along there are a number of possibilities— none of them good. A major aspect in child raising is the protection of the children. When there is ongoing parental … [Read more...] about Are Children Affected When Parents Aren’t Getting Along?
The objective of this article is to acquaint parents with some possible resources for drug education and some tips as to how to react when youngsters are using drugs. By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. Advice to … [Read more...] about Advice to Parents Whose Children May Be Using Drugs
None of us have experienced anything like this in our lifetime. Therefore we have no models for what to do. Our media has become opinion based. They want to tell us how to think rather than … [Read more...] about What Problems Arise In A Pandemic Shutdown And How To Handle Them
People often get locked into frustrating relationships. They can be untangled— even by one person, if the source of the frustration can be identified. I explain to my couples clients … [Read more...] about Are You in a Relationship That Frustrates You?
I just received a call from a woman seeking “marriage counseling.” I asked, as I always do, “how did you decide to call me”? She responded as many people do. “I’m just going down the list to see who … [Read more...] about What Does Marriage Counseling Consist Of?
I do not necessarily believe that counseling with couples before marriage is for the purpose of advising them as to whether they should marry or not. Sometimes couples present with infidelity on one … [Read more...] about Why Should Couples Get Counseling Before Marriage?
Premarital counseling may be simply a formality for the purpose of getting permission from the clergy performing the ceremony or it may be for real prevention and relational education. The first goal … [Read more...] about What Are the Goals and Benefits of Pre-marital Counseling?