Depression

Shame on Me

Many of us have grown to adulthood with child-based shame thoughts. Our self confidence can be readily undermined when these “little boy” or “little girl” thoughts creep in. These thoughts seem to have a life of their own and frequently...

Speak Up Ladies!!

Many women are losing their marriages and they don’t know it. Many women have interpersonal needs, which are not being met in their marital relationship. They probably have friends with whom they share the emotional side of their lives. This...

Wake up Guys!!

Many guys are losing their marriages and they don’t know it. Gone is the day when a guy can work and "bring home the bacon" and think that he is fulfilling his role as a husband and father. That may...

To Love is to Prune

Psychologist: “You seem to keep a lot of your concerns to yourself. How about opening up more with your spouse?” Client: “I don’t like to make waves.” P: “You mean you don’t want a hassle?” C: “I don’t like to...

The Challenge of Being Single Again

It can be a huge challenge to be “single again” after years of marriage. Divorce rates are at an all time high and may even be getting worse. Many people are alone again after years of being married. Major adjustments...

Can A Marriage Survive Infidelity?

Marriages are often in crisis due to infidelity. Let me present a common scenario. The husband has been unfaithful to his vows and has had several affairs. The wife is extremely upset and struggles to cope with her feelings of...

Surviving Teen “Boot Camp”

The high school years can feel like a prolonged episode of “Survivor” for many teens. After feeling inadequate through most of his high school years, one young man likened his high school years to “four years of boot camp”. He...

Understanding Depression: The Good News

Tricia was quiet about it. And because of her secrecy, those around her didn’t notice that she grew more passive and less able to cope with the increasing demands of the many roles she had—a wife, teacher and now young...

Post Holiday Blues

If you had a "blue" Christmas and New Year's you'll likely feel better after the holidays are over. In contrast, those who were excited about the holidays may find themselves emotionally down after the festivities have ended. The holiday season...