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Divorce Resolutions: Foundation for a Happy Future

Jan 15, 2021

Every year as the calendar flips from one year to the next, millions of people reflect on goals and changes that can improve their lives: diet, exercise, save more money, spend more money,have more fun. For people experiencing the transition … Read More

When It Comes to Divorce – Getting On With It Beats Getting Over It

Jan 15, 2021

Although they may sound as if they are the same thing, there’s a difference between getting over a divorce and getting on with your life. The first depends on so many intangibles, the second on practicalities over which you have … Read More

Seven Tips for Successful Co-Parenting in Blended Families

Dec 15, 2020

Seven Tips for Successful Co-Parenting in Blended Families If parenting in nuclear families is difficult (and it is), imagine co-parenting in blended families! Custodial transitions, different parenting styles, scheduling with the other biological parents, and combining family values leads to … Read More

Self-care is not Self-ish

Dec 07, 2020

Self-care is not Self-ish “Codependent relationships are a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency, the most common theme is … Read More

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

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