Category Archives: Boundaries

How to Fight with Your Partner – Part I

Guest blogger Kate Nesterwitz, LMFT. Read more about her at http://www.katenesterwitzlmft.com Conflict within a committed relationship is normal. Tensions arise over big issues and tiny ones, and often have more to do with how we feel about ourselves than with … Continue reading

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Are you dreading the holidays? Learn to set boundaries now!

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone and all that remains are the leftovers… and possibly some hard feelings. If looking ahead to the next round of holiday dinners and gatherings has you particularly distressed, you are not alone. On the … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Therapist

Making the decision to begin therapy can be a big step. Whether you have a vague underlying sense that something is wrong or you are aware of a specific issue (or somewhere in between), a therapist can help you understand … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day – It’s All Your Fault!

For centuries, mothers have been revered and vilified. The pressure to be a perfect mom and raise perfect children is high, but it’s a no-win situation because whatever we do, someone will think it’s wrong. We’re too loving or too … Continue reading

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5 Effective Ways to Talk to Teens About Drinking and Driving

Having teens that drive (or ride in cars with other teen drivers) is generally enough stress for parents all on its own. Throw in the issue of underage drinking and it is more than any reasonable parent wants to face. … Continue reading

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3 Reasons You Should Give Yourself a Break

Something happened in September and October that you may have noticed. I stopped posting my blog. Not intentionally, of course. I kept meaning to get to it. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday… but week after week, too many other things were getting … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

Tribal societies, whose parenting and child-rearing practices have remained essentially the same for… well… ever, offer some interesting insights into the best practices for raising children to be well-adjusted, productive, happy adults. These methods have been rebranded for modern Western … Continue reading

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