Life After Divorce: How Did This Happen to Me?

Life After Divorce: How Did This Happen to Me?

You make ask yourself, how did this happen to me? I have spoken to a lot of people in the throes of divorce or trying to rebuild their life after divorce. One of the struggles I hear over and over again is the disbelief that this is where life has taken them, whether it’s the person who never got to start a family or the single parent having to figure it all out on their own; starting over sucks. (more…)

Is Your Marriage on This List? Top 5 Signs of a Failed Marriage

Is Your Marriage on This List? Top 5 Signs of a Failed Marriage

If you’re like most people, failure doesn’t make it onto your ‘to do’ list, and you prefer to avoid it at all costs. As a maven of all things relationships, I thought you might appreciate my perspective from over a decade of work with struggling couples. Whether you are looking to divorce-proof your marriage or validate your fear that ‘its over.’ Here are the top signs of a failed marriage according to this Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  (more…)

Top Seven Signs of Toxic and Unhealthy Relationships

Top Seven Signs of Toxic and Unhealthy Relationships

You’re not happy, and you want to know if what you are experiencing are legit signs of an unhealthy relationship. And it feels scary even to be researching this topic. Because typing the words into google and reading the results make it real. Too real. But something else is bothering you. You doubt yourself, and you feel a bit guilty. Explore the seven signs of unhealthy relationships below to overcome and create healthy relationships with the people around you that matter. (more…)

Celebrate Life Now: Reflecting the Past and Welcoming the Future

Celebrate Life Now: Reflecting the Past and Welcoming the Future

Do you celebrate life, everyday? This week, I am reflecting on 2018. It has been a year of opportunity and change for each of us. Admittedly, transitions can be painful. However, along with change comes the possibility of growth. Change brings both loss and renewal. And, for those of you who struggle with letting go, the year has felt challenging. While those developing a greater comfort with acceptance, 2018 has been more enjoyable.  (more…)

How to Heal Yourself Without Waiting for That Apology You Always Longed For

How to Heal Yourself Without Waiting for That Apology You Always Longed For

You know that feeling of desperately wanting the other person to apologize. To admit what they did wrong and understand how they have hurt you. To see your side of things, change their opinion and agree with you. Because if they did, the pain and obsessive thinking would stop. The heartache/rage/regret would go. You would feel better and finally have some peace. Except, they don’t seem to get it. And you’re tired.  (more…)