When Love Hurts – Using Valentine’s Day to Reflect on Difficult Relationships

February is the month focused on Love and everyone’s is thinking about Valentine’s Day. During this time many of us are focused on the chocolate, hearts, roses and romance that remind us that love should never hurt. However, the staggering statistics tell us that too many of our relationships are in desperate need of repair. …

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New Year’s Resolutions that Help You Commit to a Sober 2017…and Beyond

  It is common knowledge that the annual tradition of making New Year’s resolutions has a very high failure rate.  We’re wired to take the road of least resistance, and most of us eventually succumb to the urges and desires that run counter to our resolutions—usually throwing in the towel by February 1st.   If …

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Signs & Symptoms Your Boyfriend is Abusing Alcohol or Drugs

Family members, especially significant others, tend to be ignorantly blissful when it comes to their loved ones potentially abusing substances.  Often times it is emotionally easier for us to be in the dark about a loved one struggling with substance use issues.  If you find yourself researching whether your boyfriend is abusing drugs or alcohol, …

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“What Happens in Family Therapy?” Part 1

  The concept of family therapy has been in practice since the mid 1950’s from therapists who found value in focusing on the external forces affecting the progress of the individual. This shift was drastic in the sense that in challenged popular and contemporary beliefs of treatment being rooted solely in the patient-therapist dynamic. However, …

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