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6 Ways To Show Yourself Love After Divorce

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Divorce, Raising Self-Esteem, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Divorce is one of the most stressful events of a person’s life. It is a time of loss and pain. It is the death of the life you thought you would have, the death of your family unit as one. It is a time of grieving for those thoughts and dreams you had. Going through the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) is the path to healing after divorce. There is no set time frame or order for these steps and each individual has their own path they will follow. Along this journey of renewal, it is also the time to show yourself the love you deserve from the person...

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6 Tips For Controlling Your Emotions During Divorce

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Divorce, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Divorce brings about a roller coaster of emotions before, during and after the actual divorce is granted. One day you might be so angry at your soon to be ex that you can’t even see straight and the next day you could be blinded by your tears at your feelings of failure in one of the most important relationships of your life. Days later you look back and regret how you responded to a nasty email sent by your ex and that you let him get to you. Anger, resentment, guilt, feelings of betrayal, vindictiveness or self-hatred can surely take over your whole being during a divorce and it is not...

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How to Minimize the Mental Health Impact of Divorce on Your Children

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Divorce, Parenting Children, Parenting Teens, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to Minimize the Mental Health Impact of Divorce on Your Children

Anyone in the throes of a divorce knows that there are many different emotions involved ranging from sadness, anger, anxiety to relief, contentment and peace. Realize your children will also have varying degrees of emotions throughout the process that should also be addressed. Normal reactions for children during a divorce could be anger, anxiety or mild depression. They might become more irritable and possibly regress in behavior. Some teens might rebel and get themselves into trouble. If you are not cautious, your divorce may affect your children’s mental health. As their parent, you have...

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7 Ways Divorce Makes You a Better, Stronger Person

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most people usually don’t get married with the intention of then getting divorced. That being said, making the decision to get divorced (or having it made for you) can be one of the most stressful, upsetting and scary times in a person’s life. The Social Readjustment Rating Scale, better known as the Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale, lists the top 10 most stressful events that can then cause illness in an adult. The number one most stressful event in an adult’s life is the death of a spouse with the second most stressful event being marital separation. When the scale was modified for...

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Who are these people? Learning the differences between psychologists, psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians and other mental health professionals

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Parenting Children, Parenting Teens, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Who are these people? Learning the differences between psychologists, psychiatrists, developmental pediatricians and other mental health professionals

Recently, someone posted on a community forum that they were looking for a child psychologist for help with diagnosing ADHD in their child. Some of the recommendations given were for professionals that are able to diagnose, but are not psychologists. There are many different mental health professionals that, while have some overlapping skills and areas of expertise, each have their own specific roles to fill and limitations within their fields of what they can and cannot do. I am hopeful the following descriptions will help those who might be unaware of the differences between these different...

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Why Teens Intentionally Hurt Themselves

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I was recently interviewed for this well written article by Shawn Radcliffe for Healthline.com. Why Teens Intentionally Hurt Themselves

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