Transformational Loss

by Vicki Gray, LCSW

Loss is universal.  It happens to everyone.  Anytime someone or something significant is no longer available to us, the natural response is pain.  The more significant the loss, the more intense the pain.  Grieving the death of a loved one is arguable the most challenging type of loss to experience – but any loss can cause grief, including:

Divorce or relationship endings                                            

Loss of a cherished dream

Familial estrangement                                                            &nb ...

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Posted in:

  • Emotional Health
  • Family
  • Loss and Resiliency
  • Love and Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Anxiety

Tags:

  • counseling
  • emotional health
  • emotions
  • empowerment
  • love
  • love and relationships
  • mental health
  • overcoming anxiety
  • relationships
  • resiliency
  • wellness

The Science of Marriage

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by Lilliane Farinazo, RMHC

What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “marriage” or “committed relationship”? Responses differ based on personal expectations or prior modeling. Although people may think that, “my marriage will be different”, they may also have unrealistic expectations that this goal will be effortless to achieve. Some discouraged couples may even ask, “Is this what marriage is all about?” or “Can I be married AND happy?”

 

In this era of perfectionism, comparisons, and the proverbial “grass is always greener on the other side”, many couples struggle to find relationship principles that are practical and scientifically proven. Setting priorities for finances, time-management, chores and child rearing are usually where couples begin to face their difficulties. As a matter of fact, research has shown that on average, couples wait a period of ...

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Posted in:

  • Marriage

Tags:

  • Intentional Listening
  • boundaries
  • counseling
  • emotional health
  • emotions
  • empowerment
  • influence for good
  • love
  • love and relationships
  • mental health
  • relationships
  • wellness

The Resilient Family

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by Guillermo Cancio-Bello

Resilient Families are families that have a network of support from both within their system as well as from the broader community, are able to adapt under stress, they are relatively stable and intact, are able to remain thoughtful and manage their emotional reactivity, and each member is able to see themselves as a separate individual as well as one who is deeply connected to and has an influence upon every other member in the family.

The resilience of a family is tested when it is faced with the chronic illness of a single member. Chronic illness can be defined as long-term physical, emotional, or behavioral disability that severely undermines functioning. It can be irreversible, degenerative and progressive.
Not only must an individual and family deal with the actual symptoms of the illness, but they must also manage the ensuing, and inevitable, emotional effect. Regardless ...

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Posted in:

  • Family

Tags:

  • empowerment
  • influence for good
  • love
  • mental health
  • relationships
  • resiliency
  • wellness

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