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Is Silence Sounding a Distress Signal in your Relationship?

Nov 11, 2020

Silence in a relationship can be deafening – drowning out the ability to listen to and hear your partner. If you and your partner have shut down, excluding any type of meaningful communication, you are at risk for a break-up … Read More

Can You REALLY Enjoy the Holidays When Divorced?

Nov 10, 2020

[featured-video-plus] Interview with Amy Siock Paynton, executive director of the Alpha Resource center. Interviewer: It’s only November, however, let’s be honest. The Holiday decorations are already out inthe stores, and the Season is here! Let’s also acknowledge that Corona had … Read More

Why Consider Counseling for Children of Divorce?

Oct 12, 2020

“When and how do I know my child needs to meet with a counselor after parental separation and divorce?” While the answer depend on the circumstances, parents may find it helpful to consider the following: All people, children and adults, … Read More

Introducing the new boyfriend or girlfriend to your kids – Interview with Amy Siock Paynton

Sep 18, 2020

Watch this great conversation about how and when to introduce a new romantic partner to your kids with Amy Siock Paynton, executive director at the Alpha Resource Center and Barbara Mainhart, Outreach Coordinator with transcript below. [featured-video-plus] BARBARA: I know … Read More

Show Unconditional Love and Unconditional Respect Toward Your Partner

Sep 04, 2020

Show Unconditional Love and Unconditional Respect Toward Your Partner Advice that Goes All the Way Back to the Bible, Buddhist philosophy, the Torah, Islamic texts and ancient Chinese verses. Let’s begin with how to disagree and argue fairly. Start feeling … Read More

The Over Parenting Challenge

Aug 21, 2020

It seems that helicopter parenting came as a reaction to two things, the media’s hype about “stranger danger” and the effort of a generation to parent the opposite of how they were parented. Read More

After his Affair – One Mom’s Journey with her Kids

Jul 30, 2020

Getting punched with the news. You have an infant in your arms. Your two nursery schoolers are competing for the leftover space on your hips. You all move towards your door ringing at an awkward 6:23 am. Taking in the … Read More

Navigating the Emotional Aftermath of Divorce

Apr 08, 2019

Some divorces are so amicable that the couple remains friendly, even with each other’s new spouses. Other couples are so hostile that they never speak to each other again. A lot of factors influence the fallout from a divorce. Regardless … Read More

Tips for Managing the Holidays during Separation or Divorce

Nov 30, 2018

The holiday season is here! For most people, this is the happiest Christmas Candles & Baublestime of the year. For those that beginning or completing a separation or divorce, they may be dreading the holidays. Whether you are spending Christmas … Read More

Stress Management For Parents

Nov 30, 2018

Parenting can be very stressful. Whether you are a stay at home parent or a working parent, a single parent or a married parent, mother or father, parent of one child or several children; remaining cool, calm and full of … Read More

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