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The one question to ask before getting pregnant

When I hear people talk about having babies, it’s often about the joy that having a child brings. But it’s also important to remember that as soon as you become pregnant, your life isn’t only about you anymore. Motherhood is … Continue reading

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5 things couples should discuss before getting married

As a therapist, I’ve noticed that many couples who go through divorce realize when it’s too late that they didn’t discuss things they ended up fighting over. All marriages are a legal contract, a lot like a business partnership. If … Continue reading

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What you need to talk about before having a baby

Think about how you were raised by your parents (or other caregivers.) What choices did your parents make in raising you that shaped your beliefs about how to raise a child? If you and your partner want to have a … Continue reading

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The biology of love

Have you ever had the experience of getting home from work to find your partner in a bad mood, and before you know it you are in a bad mood? There is a reason for this. In relationships where we … Continue reading

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Does your teen have an attitude problem or are they depressed?

In my experience as a psychotherapist working with adolescents who suffer from depression, I’ve noticed that parents usually don’t identify their teen as depressed. Parents will often come into therapy and say they have a child who is defiant and has … Continue reading

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3 signs you’re ready to have a baby

How do you know if you’re ready to have a baby? Based on my experience helping couples and families in my practice, here are 3 key signs you’re ready to be a parent. 1. You’re ready to sacrifice. You’re not … Continue reading

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The Person Who Changed My Life…

I want you to take a moment and think about all that you have to be grateful for, perhaps your kids, your job, your partner, your health. Now think about how you have come to have these things. Likely through … Continue reading

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Self-Parenting Therapy

Self-parenting therapy is a specific technique that deals with attachment wounds. As we are growing up, we are developing. In each stage, we have needs to be met. The degree to which developmental needs were not adequately met is the … Continue reading

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Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome

For parents, this can be a tough time of year, especially if their children have moved out of the family home to attend school or to begin working. It is common for parents to display signs of Empty Nest Syndrome. … Continue reading

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