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.

How to Fix the Lack of Empathy in Relationships

4 Minutes Read You long to have closeness in your relationship and you may know empathy is a key factor. But, you don’t know how to fix the lack of empathy in relationships. I am going to teach you 4 steps to repeat over and over again until you master empathy in your relationships! Can you imagine living […]

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Grieving the Loss of a Child

4 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.2″] Death. Just reading the word feels heavy in the pit of your stomach. The urge is to back away and scroll on to something else. Grieving the loss of a child has to be the hardest thing anyone could ever do.

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How to Tell if You're Falling Out of Love

How to Tell if You are Falling Out of Love

4 Minutes Read You want to know how to tell if you are falling out of love. I get it. I’ve been divorced and remarried and the divorce part sucked. And part of my healing journey was to figure out how we fell out of love. I wanted to prevent it from happening in my next relationship! Most

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How to bring intimacy back into a relationship

How to Bring Intimacy Back Into a Relationship

5 Minutes Read You want to know how to bring intimacy back into a relationship, and you’ve figured out that it can be hard. You’ve already beat yourself up about waiting too long to work on it. You feel overwhelmed, hurt and angry that your partner isn’t as motivated as you are. You are looking for answers and

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The Pain of Feeling Alone in a Relationship

3 Minutes Read   Feeling alone in a relationship is the worst type of aloneness. It’s the ultimate expression of feeling invisible, unworthy and unwanted. Its hallmarks are desperate attempts to connect, silent sobs while laying beside your “partner” and endless questioning of “why am I not enough”.   Are You Feeling Alone in a Relationship? I was thinking

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How to Get Over Infidelity Pain – Accepting the Unacceptable

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.15″] You have been trying to figure out how to get over infidelity pain and just can’t find relief. The feelings of betrayal and disgust are overwhelming. The mere idea that you are in pain and can’t make it stop adds to your rage. You carry the fear that it’s was all for

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I Surrender: Expressions from My Heart

3 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.14″] I want to feel loved, wanted, needed and desired. Completely accepted and valued without condition. I want to live in the bliss of constant adoration. I want to be repeatedly told what I am good at, not criticized for my failings. It seems I have been strong for too long. Instead,

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How to Create Amazing Relationships through Intimacy

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.14″]  Intimacy; a soul-sustaining experience we crave. It is about both knowing and sharing. A mutual giving and receiving of self. It occurs within the precious conditions of awareness and vulnerability. When most people think of intimacy, they think Naked. That is only a fraction of what intimacy is or can be. If

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The Power of Words – 5 Words That Can Change Your Life and Relationships

5 Minutes Read [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.14″] Did you ever think about the power of words? I love words. As a kid, I can remember having dictionaries for children. It was a large, yellow, two-volume set complete with pictures. I recall reading them with my mom. As an adult, I still enjoy reading the dictionary.

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What It Takes to Be Vulnerable in a Relationship

4 Minutes Read Being vulnerable in a relationship brings out a couple’s true essence. A couple who invests in individual and collaborative vulnerability is exponentially more likely to beat the odds. I recently spoke with Mike Allebach, a photographer from PA. He specializes in boudoir photography; a unique way to express vulnerability in a relationship! I was excited

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