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Make A Choice for Connection
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One of the most common issues that couples talk about in my office is the lack of connection with each other. Most couples experience a deep and often profound connection when they first meet, start dating, and in the early … Continue reading

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What Some Couples Forget
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My wife and I often read a book together, out loud, typically in the evenings at the end of the day. Our current book is called “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty. We just are into the first few chapters … Continue reading

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Self Esteem Essentials
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We know that our self-esteem develops and evolves through our lives as we build an image of ourselves through our experiences with different people and activities. Experiences during childhood play a large role in shaping our basic self-concept. When we … Continue reading

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Strategies to Deal with Discrimination & Stigma
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Victim Stage: Not recognizing mistreatment, being powerless, &/or trying to be like the majority or please the majority to minimize distress losing power Accept what you are told about yourself and life without question Try to fit in to belong: … Continue reading

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
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I was listening to Kelly Clarkson crooning her popular song “Stronger” and thought about all the research that’s been done with trauma survivors. It turns out difficult times can make us stronger.  Tough life events affect everyone.  It is normal … Continue reading

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Making “Chainsaw” Resolutions
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The New Year provides all of us a natural opportunity to reevaluate how we’ve been using our time and energies. So, to honor this yearly tradition, we would like to propose some “sane advice” on how to create effective and … Continue reading

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Signs of Substance Abuse and How to Help
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With the recent death of Whitney Houston, people that we care about and that we are concerned might have a substance abuse problem may be on our minds. Below you will find a list of signs of substance abuse and … Continue reading

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