One of the more difficult aspects of relationships is trying to blend different personalities. While we all have aspects of our personality that may be less than flattering, mental health professionals distinguish between personality quirks and personality "disorders." The word disorder sounds so disturbing. But even in the realm of personality disorders, they fall on a continuum, anywhere from … [Read more...] about How to Protect Kids from Narcissistic Parents
I don’t know about you, but in my experience, whenever the topic of divorce comes up, no one ever talks about divorce being complex. But divorce is complex and multi-faceted. Most of us think of divorce as a one-time event, but actually, divorce is really a process. And a series of events within that process. Or you can think of it as consisting of different phases, and for this reason … [Read more...] about What makes divorce so complex?
Ok, so I’m not going to sugarcoat it. Because, honestly, that’s not helpful to you. What you need is the truth, the cold, hard facts and then some encouragement…and maybe some chocolate or a glass of wine… Divorce is stressful. Actually, divorce is REALLY stressful. In fact, you know this to be true. It’s stressful because it’s life changing and because it’s complex. It’s going to mean … [Read more...] about Divorce is Stressful. Protect your Kids
It was another cold and rainy morning. Stacy woke up at dawn, shivering slightly, and saw that her significant other of almost 8 years, was already up and most likely out the door headed to work. She rolled over, grabbed her phone off the nightstand, and looked through her notifications. There were the usual: emails, several Facebook likes, a text from her mother, and an inspirational … [Read more...] about This marriage sucks. Is it time to get a divorce?