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Stress in America

We Americans are very stressed right now. I came upon a press release today and after reading it I got my hands on the report itself. After reading that, I knew I had to share it with you. What are we stressed about? A survey taken in 2019 was just published by the American Psychological…

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The 5 Freedoms

The counselor Virginia Satir was one of the founders of the family therapy movement in the 1950’s. Her groundbreaking work on how to provide good therapy to complicated families has endured through the present day. One of the best contributions she made is called The 5 Freedoms. They represent what everyone has the freedom to…

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A Broken Trust Can be Repaired – Action Phase

In two previous blog posts I describe the first two phases of what happens when a trust is broken. They are the Discovery phase and the Meaning phase. If a couple has made it this far, it’s now time to actually attempt the trust building process. You must play the long game. I think this…

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A Broken Trust Can Be Repaired – Meaning Phase

This is part two of a three part series on how a broken trust can be repaired. In a previous post, we looked at phase one – discovery. In this post we’ll discuss the meaning of what happened. In a future post I’ll address the last phase – rebuilding trust. An infidelity or deception is…

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Did you marry the right person?

Have you ever had these feelings about your marriage? My life seems awfully boring. We’re trying but we’re stuck in the same old routine. So many things he/she does annoy me. I can’t remember that last time I had fun. I can’t imagine living the rest of my life like this. If you have, you’re…

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A Broken Trust Can Be Repaired – Discovery Phase

Those who have not experienced a broken trust find it hard to believe what it feels like when it happens. It feels like an earthquake has just hit you and your relationship. Your foundation is shaking and the world as you knew it seems to be gone. The pain and hurt are bottomless. Therapist, author…

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How to Spot a Possible Addiction

If you’re concerned that you or someone you know may have an addiction to drugs, alcohol or a problem behavior, it can be difficult to know for sure. There is a shorthand test that can help make this determination. It’s about applying the three C’s. I’m not talking about the three C’s of addiction recovery,…

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5 Reasons Real Men Should Consider Therapy

Do real men do therapy? Usually not. It’s for men who can’t handle their own problems. What if people found out? What would people think? My fellow men, we’re fooling ourselves. We’re too caught up in living up to a harmful standard. What’s more important, being yourself or being what you think someone wants you…

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