Dawn Wiggins, Ed.S., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dawn received her master’s and specialist degree from the University of Florida. She has appeared as a national speaker and is a published columnist with a focus on relationships and personal development. Dawn has been quoted as a therapist and expert for multiple sources such as Bustle, and served as a lead expert in the recent book Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness, which was published in March 2018. Dawn thinks in analogies and will use her understanding of the person she's working with to teach them in a way they can relate to. She is inspired to make therapy approachable and results oriented. She is passionate about teaching and writing. She works with clients in Boca Raton and Key Largo, Florida while also providing HIPAA-compliant virtual therapy for those who are not able to commute.

Finances in Marriage: How to Better Communicate With Your Spouse About Money

5 Minutes Read Pause for a moment to reflect on those in your life, both past and present; Can you think of any relationship more nuanced in complexity than that of your marriage? Probably not. Your union is the joining of two unique individuals with two distinct pasts, intending to construct a functioning and flourishing life together. Creating …

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When Parents Disagree: 7 Things to Do When You Don’t Agree With Your Partner’s Parenting Style

5 Minutes Read It’s inevitable: If you have kids, you’re going to disagree with your spouse at one point or another on how to parent them. When (not if) this happens, remember it’s totally normal. In fact, I’d be worried if you didn’t differ in opinion on parenting from time to time. You both came from two different …

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How Do I Start My Life Over After Divorce: 9 Things You Need to Know

7 Minutes Read The frequent lawyer calls and emails have gone silent. The depositions, appeals, and meditations have ended. Your divorce is final, and this chapter of your life has come to a close. Soooooooo…what now? How are you supposed to feel? What’s your next move? You made it through one hell of a divorce alive, so why …

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Divorced at 30: What to Do Next?

5 Minutes Read Absolutely no one anticipates divorce when they get married, and it can leave your head spinning when it happens; just as your life, family, and career were taking off. When you take a step back to assess the damage after your divorce, you may find yourself thinking, “I’m divorced at 30, now what?!” I can …

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How to Fight Fair in Your Marriage to Strengthen Your Relationship

5 Minutes Read Curious about how to fight fair in your marriage? Disagreements in a marriage are normal and healthy. However, these disagreements can tip into destructive and counterproductive if the couple doesn’t know how to set the stage for a civil argument. Check out these ten tips on how you can fight fair in your relationships. How …

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5 Signs You Aren’t Over Your Ex and it’s Too Soon for Dating After Divorce

5 Minutes Read When you’re considering dating after divorce, there’s a good chance it’s not the best time yet. I know you want to be done with the pain of the past and move on. But going too fast will only cause more pain. It’s important to reflect on this possibility. Check out the five signs you aren’t …

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Healing After a Divorce: Your Answers to These 4 Questions May Change Your Life

5 Minutes Read We are naturally programmed to heal from wounds. But there are times in life the injury or illness is too much to heal without intervention. If you are healing after a divorce, or another painful experience, read the questions below and find out how your answers provide hints about how to heal your life! 4 …

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Childhood Trauma Effect on Adult Relationships

5 Minutes Read Are you wondering about the childhood trauma effect on adult relationships? I often have couples who come in who can’t figure out the source of their problem. They bicker and don’t know why. Sex has dropped off but for no apparent reason. They aren’t on the same page, and unfortunately, it’s become the new norm. …

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6 Ways on How to Maintain and Enhance Your Marriage

3 Minutes Read Maintenance is a part of living well. When we maintain the things we care about, they last longer and perform optimally. Ideally, you maintain your overall health (including personal hygiene), your home, vehicles, career, and relationships. They all need some TLC, so they continue to feel rewarding and purposeful. Learn more about the six ways …

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Loneliness after Divorce: How It Impacts You and How You Can Overcome It

5 Minutes Read Are you struggling with loneliness after divorce? The entire process of divorce is lonely. It often feels like singlehandedly carrying all of the responsibilities in the world while having an open gunshot wound, with no sign of a surgeon to fix it. And all of this loneliness leads to some pretty destructive choices. They usually …

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