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One of the great joys of couples counseling is coaching couples  on strategies  to remove the obstacles that are keeping them from the happy, intimate relationship they are wanting for themselves.  It may sound strange but one path to greater closeness is a little distance.   I don’t mean separate vacations or any kind of geographical......

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A recent article in the magazine section of the New York Times explores the stories of young adults who were born in South Korea, adopted by families in the U.S. and then returned to Korea as adults. The article reminds me that there are as many feelings and responses to adoption as there are families......

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Yesterday my teenaged daughter once again gave me a big eye-roll after I had asked one too many questions about her first day as a freshman in high school. Today I had a new thought about my relationship with her. In some ways her world is very different from mine. Maybe we toss around the......

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It started a few weeks ago. Every day a few more catalogs arrive, each one enticing me to overspend my holiday budget. Even worse for me, when I open my favorite online newspaper I see links to hundreds if not thousands of recipes for holiday meals and treats. For some of us, the invitation to......

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Little Changes and Big Results Do you want your relationship or family to be different but think that it’s hopeless to try? I hope you will be encouraged by some examples of how making small changes ourselves can make a difference. Here are some real life examples of small changes that have led to positive......

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“The way we talk about suicide today is off balance. We are so caught up in the language of illness that we end up stigmatizing misery, when in fact misery is a part of everyone’s life. As a nation, we take millions of pills to deal with our sadness, yet we strive to seem fine......

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