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Blended Family Holiday Tips & Tricks

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20 Dec, 2017

My warmest wishes to all of you, as I am taking some time off with my family to observe the one-year anniversary of the loss of my beloved husband, Ronald Decker (December 26, 2016).
I hope you cherish the time you have with your family and friends this holiday season, and every day after.  In the meantime please enjoy these very valuable articles for your Family’s Holiday Season.

Happy Blended Family Holidays!
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539 U.S. 558

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LAWRENCE et al.v.TEXAS
No. 02-102.
Supreme Court of United States.
Argued March 26, 2003.
Decided June 26, 2003.

Responding to a reported weapons disturbance in a private residence, Houston police entered petitioner Lawrence’s apartment and saw him and another adult man, petitioner Garner, engaging in a private, consensual sexual act. Petitioners were arrested and convicted of deviate sexual intercourse in violation of a Texas statute forbidding two persons of the same sex to engage in (more...)

Can Life’s Challenges Bestow Blessings?

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21 Nov, 2017

I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to you, my friends, clients, readers and fellow professionals, with this quote:
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives” 
~ John F. Kennedy
And that’s what I’m attempting to do here, though I’m finding it difficult for words alone to express the enormous gratitude in my heart (more...)

The Psychotherapist’s Guide To Healing & Transformation After Divorce

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It’s intimidating to spill our guts to a stranger, even when that person is a highly trained and licensed professional. Many of us feel that making an appointment with a psychotherapist means that there is “something wrong” with us. Rachel Sussman allays any fears you might have about seeking counseling. Rachel is a licensed psychotherapist located in New York City, but she helps individuals and couples all over North America with (more...)

How To Cope With Divorce-Related Panic Attacks

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Guest Post by Jackie Edwards
It can come out of nowhere. You could be swimming, walking the dog, or playing with your children when it hits you. You start to hyperventilate, experience chest pain and heart palpitations, a surge of overwhelming panic, shaking and trembling, trouble breathing, and a loss of control. You might even think it’s a heart attack. Instead, when you run to the doctor, you find out it is a panic attack brought on (more...)

Does Your Family Deal with THIS?

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Did you know that according to Mental Health America, 1 out of every 5 people suffers from some sort of mental health condition?  That means that just about every family in America has at least one person struggling daily, perhaps just to survive.  Mental illness does not discriminate.  It affects children, adults, the elderly, single and married people, gay or straight.  Sometimes marriages end because one partner simply doesn’t have the patience, strength (more...)

What Is An Exit Affair And How To Survive One

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Truth be told, extra-marital affairs are not unusual. Some studies report that 60 percent of married partners report having engaged in affairs. Some couples are able to recover and reconcile from infidelity and report a stronger relationship afterwards. But that’s not easy and more often, the affair will lead to the eventual end of the marriage.
In some cases, the person having the affair already sees the marriage as being over and the affair becomes the way (more...)

Recover Your Self-Respect After An Affair

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Talk to almost anyone who has discovered that a spouse has been having an affair, and one common theme you’re sure to hear about is how damaging the discovery is to a persons’ self-respect. There are few things in life as sure to clobber your sense of self-worth as infidelity. Trust me, I’m speaking from experience here, and I know for a fact that once you get over the initial shock and anger that (more...)