Articles on Family

Book Reviews

Book Review: Mindful Relationships

Shelved among a number of other books on relationships, I found Mindful Relationships: Creating Genuine Connection With Ourselves and Others, by Dr. Richard Chambers and Margie Ulbrick. The authors...
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Book Reviews

Book Review: Splitopia

Wendy Paris knows what you think of her divorce. It’s what her friends thought when she told them she and her husband were splitting: “Neither my husband nor I...
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Depression

OCD and Depression

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was severe, he was barely functioning. He isolated himself from his friends, and could barely move from point A to point B. He’d...
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Caregivers

Suicide: Helping Survivors Cope

Why do individuals commit suicide? Despite its prevalence, suicide remains highly stigmatized and survivors of suicide often suffer in silence in fear of being judged and criticized. This paper...
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Abuse

Sons of Narcissistic Fathers

Sons of narcissistic fathers are driven by lack of confidence. Raised by a self-centered, competitive, arrogant father, they feel like they can never measure up or be enough to...
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Anxiety

OCD and Parental Anxiety

When asked if obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety disorders are caused by genetic or environmental factors, the standard answer has always been “a combination of both.” Certainly OCD often runs...
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