Article: 35 Simple Ways to Take Great Care of Yourself

By: Anna Luther, My Life & Kids   It’s funny how once you become a mom, you realize how little time you have to get sick.   And also how little time you have to take care of yourself so you don’t get sick.   I can still remember thinking that the odds were against...

Article: You’re Getting Divorced: Does Your Child Need Therapy?

By: Kate Scharff If you’re a divorcing parent, worries about your kids are high on your “list of stuff that keeps me up at night.” Do they feel betrayed? Angry? Grief-stricken? Stigmatized? Will they live like ping pong balls, miserably bouncing between homes? Will they have difficulty forming loving attachments in the future or develop...

Article: Untreated Depression Is A Growing Problem Among American Teens

By: Lisa Rapaport “Many children do not tell their parents about their depressive symptoms, they may not even recognize them as such.” (Reuters Health) – The number of U.S. adolescents and young adults with untreated depression may be on the rise, a recent study suggests. For youth ages 12 to 17, the prevalence of depression increased...

Article: The Impact of Parental Alienation on Parents

Post-traumatic Stress in the Rupture of Parent-child Relationships By: Edward Kruk Ph.D. In this final installment of our two-part series on parental alienation, we turn our attention to alienated (targeted) and alienating parents (you can find part one here). Parental alienation is the “programming” of a child by one parent to denigrate the other (targeted) parent,...

Article: How a Pet Can Heal Your Heart and Head When Divorcing

By: Joshua E. Stern, Esq. Anyone in the midst of a divorce, parents and children alike, knows how stressful life can become. Routines are changed, schedules rearranged, and relationships redefined. It should come as no surprise then that during the divorce process and in the aftermath of it, many people experience loneliness, isolation, and loss. One...

Special Report: Children of High-Conflict Divorce Face Many Challenges

By: William Bernet, M.D., Professor Emeritus in the department of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN Parental separation and divorce are common features of contemporary society. About 25% of children in the US live with only one parent.1 The parents may have been married and then separated or divorced; perhaps the parents...

Article: 4 Unique Ways To Handle a Toxic Relationship

By: Maria Mooney Toxic people – we all know them and some of us may be currently engaged in unhealthy relationships with them. They push you down instead of lifting you up, they drain you instead of enriching your life, and they require more from you than they will ever be able to give back....

Article: How Effective are Restraining Orders With a High Conflict Person?

By: Bill Eddy | Posted on March 2, 2017 Question from Reader: How Effective are Restraining Orders(ROs) with a High Conflict Person (HCP)? Q: Based on your experience and knowledge of BPDs (Borderline Personality Disorder) and HCPs, how effective are ROs if one is filed and granted against a person with possible BPD or HCP traits?  Do ROs stop these...

Article: What To Do If Your Ex Is Using Your Child As a Pawn Against You?

By: Cathy Meyer | Updated May 10, 2016. I opened my email this morning to find this question from a reader.  If I have proof that my ex is using my child as a pawn against me what should I do? Dealing recently with a situation in which my ex has manipulated not only my child...

Article: Getting Back on Your Feet After Divorce

By: HaywoodHunt 7 Tips To Help You Get Back on Your Feet After Divorce Getting back on your feet after divorce can be one of the most difficult tasks you will face. It is no joke to suddenly be alone after years of living your life with someone else. Your life will change, your habits...