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Self worth can often be a struggle. Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. -Benjamin Franklin Do you know someone who struggles with self worth? Have you ever wondered what makes you valuable, special, important, or worthwhile? If so you […]

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  • Serge Storms - How do I build a relationship with my mother. Since being married my wife has forced me to but aside my relationship with my mother because my wife feels my mother and her family don’t have anything to offer. My kids think their grandmother is died which is not true. What do I do? Help.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Mother/In Law issues are often very tricky. It can be hard to balance loyalty to your family of origin while simultaneously ensuring your nuclear family is the top priority. The best approach to this is to determine appropriate boundaries with your spouse and then apply them together. In your situation it sounds like you and your spouse do not agree on where the boundary should be set with grandma. I would suggest working with her first to reach an understanding of each others concerns and then move toward compromise. If you find this can not be done I would then recommend an objective professional be brought into the discussion to help you both address concerns and learn to work as a team to solve the problem. Thanks for the great question.ReplyCancel

The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after age 50 is the face you earned. – Cindy Crawford A lot of research has been done to determine how the chemicals and connections in the brain make us feel what we feel. Results have shown […]

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  • Piper - I absolutely LOVE this! And I believe that you can achieve any goodness in your life no matter the obstacles that are presented. It’s all on how you look at whatever’s happened. Be positive, and you will attract positive. I see a therapist regularly about once a month, ever since I had an incident happen to me a few years back. I’ve also learned that meditation helps me A LOT! I’m a huge proponent of it. And volunteering, whether at school, church, shelters, animal shelters….you can not imagine the joy it can bring to others to SEE someone helping them out who is NOT benefiting from the activity. So, my belief is that is earned by what you do for yourself…..:)ReplyCancel

Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm. – Depeche Mode As a therapist you might think that a large part of my job is to help people improve the communication within their marriage and family. You would, of course, be correct. So when is communication actually the wrong approach? In what situation could […]

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  • Liz - Oh, this is way too familiar! Yikes. And I thought I was being the “b*tchy” one for snapping off. (Sorry for the language)Glad to see it’s not just me that reacts this way……wonder though if this is a “female” thing though? And as we have recently started therapy, hopefully my venting to him will lessen a little. It’s worth a shot.ReplyCancel