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How Can a Marriage Survive a Divorce?

How Can a Marriage Survive a Divorce?

Too often we witness the dismantling of marriages by couples in the public light as well as those of friends and acquaintances because of an affair. Almost always outsiders feel compelled to condemn,...
PTSD: War, Abuse, or Accidents?

PTSD: War, Abuse, or Accidents?

At one point in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator, a German veteran of WWI, describes his visit home on leave: “I look at myself in the glass....

Special Needs Sibling Equity

Every child is unique, and their uniqueness often is why they are not treated the same.  Children need things to be fair. Growing up,...
Rethinking Stress So It Actually Supports You

Rethinking Stress So It Actually Supports You

We tend to view stress as a terrible thing. After all, stress sparks or leads to all sorts of health concerns and conditions. But while stress can be harmful,...
Purposeful Parenting the Infant or Toddler

Purposeful Parenting the Infant or Toddler

Purposeful parenting can begin even before a child is born. It can even begin before pregnancy. It is recommended that a woman who plans to become pregnant begin taking prenatal...
So, There’s A Pandemic

So, There’s A Pandemic

So, I’m hearing from some of my acquaintances that they’re having trouble concentrating. And some of them are neuro-typicals. And I’m wondering how I should react to that....
Today I Love Spontaneous Online Gatherings

Today I Love Spontaneous Online Gatherings

Today I love spontaneous online gatherings like the one that happened last night when the open mic we were going to was cancelled with no notice and no announcement and no fun,...
Lessons in Self-Talk

Lessons in Self-Talk

Self-talk is a constant stream of conversation running along inside of our heads — it is happening whether we are aware of it or not. Should I call her? Should...
How to Change Your Codependent Behaviors

How to Change Your Codependent Behaviors

  Any long-standing pattern of behavior can be hard to change. We’re creatures of habit and tend to repeat the same behaviors over and over,...
Teens May Be Kinder Than We Think

Teens May Be Kinder Than We Think

A new Canadian study seeks to flip the script on the common stereotype that teens are likely to be mean-spirited. The teen years can carry a negative reputation, often depicted...