4 Reasons You Can Forgive Someone You Love

Published on YourTango on 9/13/12 Forgiveness is for you as well as the relationship – find sources in your spirituality to help do it When you have become emotionally close to another person, you have become more vulnerable. This vulnerability opens the doors for that person to do things that really hurt, which often comes […]

What Qualifies You to Be a Therapist?

Published on Global Post on 7/1/13 Therapists must qualify for one of the professions legally allowed to provide psychotherapy in their state. This generally includes psychologists and counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers. Requirements vary from state to state, but generally include graduate education, supervised experience, examinations and credentialing. For professions like nurse […]

How to Know if Relationship Counseling Is Worth It

Published on Global Post on 6/28/13 Knowing whether relationship counseling is worth it is a highly personal decision and may vary depending on the stage of your relationship and what you are facing. There is a difference between investing in a relationship during pre-marital counseling and going to see a counselor when you have already […]

How to End a Positive Counseling Relationship

Published on Global Post on 6/28/13 Ending a counseling relationship, especially if it has been positive, can be a very difficult thing. Richard A. Friedman, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, writes in an article in the “New York Times” that ending a therapeutic counseling relationship can be more difficult than cutting ties […]

How to Handle My Boyfriend’s Deployment

published at Global Post on 6/23/13 Deployment is tough on any family and relationship. The challenges are amplified for someone who is “just” a girlfriend as the military does not provide the same treatment of a girlfriend as they would a wife. While there will be challenges, you will be able to find ways that […]

How to Help a Teen Friend When She is Hurting Herself

Published at Choose Help 6/13 If you promised to keep a friend’s secret about self-harm – you need to break that promise. Read on to find out why… Teenagers often promise to keep each other’s secrets. At times, these secrets can be about serious things. You may not understand what is involved in the secret, […]

The Vocation of Fatherhood

Appeared in GoodTherapy.org 6/15/13 Around Mother’s Day, you will hear people speaking of the vocation of motherhood. People will speak of how important the work and calling of motherhood can be. Around Father’s Day, you will hear people speaking of… Well, Father’s Day is given a lot less emphasis in American society. While influence and […]

How I Honor My Dad On Father’s Day (And Every Day)

Published on YourTango on 6/14/13  Father’s Day can be hard if your dad has died, but you can still celebrate his life. My own father died right after Father’s Day — a story that has taken some time to be able to tell but which you can read more about. While, in general, we do not think about the mortality […]

My Dad Had a Heart Attack on Father’s Day

Published on YourTango on 6/7/13 For many people Father’s Day is a joyful time. Read how one Father’s Day changed my life forever. Father’s Day 2007 turned out to be much different than I had planned and nothing like I could ever have expected. The plan was that my father was coming out to visit me in […]

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