Family Issues

How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

Disclosing that you want to end a marriage can be an unquestionably tumultuous experience. Regardless of the specific reasons why you want to divorce, it’s essential to approach this conversation with your spouse sensitively and compassionately. There is no universal...

How to Co-Parent With Your Ex

How to Co-Parent With Your Ex

Co-parenting refers to sharing the responsibilities and expectations of taking care of a family. Successful co-parenting entails separated or divorced parents coming together to raise their child. This type of parenting comes in many shapes and forms, but the...

How to Help a Teenager With Anxiety

How to Help a Teenager With Anxiety

Today’s teenagers are facing unprecedented levels of anxiety, and it can be difficult to know how to help. Read on to learn some key points to keep in mind when helping the teens in your life.  What does anxiety look like in teenagers? When it is formally diagnosed,...

Does Couples Counseling Work?

Does Couples Counseling Work?

Yes. But here's what you need to know. Are you considering seeking couples counseling for relationship problems? You’re in good company. Now, more than ever, couples of all different backgrounds are seeking treatment to improve their communication, strengthen...

How to Recover From Bad Parenting

How to Recover From Bad Parenting

Psychology says... Children need love, validation, and a sense of security to grow into well-adjusted adults. These implicit needs are present at birth, and parents play a crucial love in offering this support. When parents don’t "measure up," children may feel...

Ask Andrea: My Son Lacks Remorse

Ask Andrea: My Son Lacks Remorse

Andrea Arlington: Hi there. I'm Andrea Arlington. And welcome to Ask Andrea where I answer questions and offer solutions to questions about relationships, family healing, and more. I hope you enjoy this episode. Watch or read more "Ask Andrea" right here. Dear Andrea,...

The Identified Patient: Signs & Recovery

The Identified Patient: Signs & Recovery

What is "the identified patient"? Often known as the black sheep or scapegoat, the ‘identified patient’ is the targeted source of a family system’s dysfunction. The identified patient is often labeled during childhood, and this role can cause serious consequences for...

Anxious Attachment: Signs and Solutions

Anxious Attachment: Signs and Solutions

Having a strong attachment to someone might sound like a bad thing. This term has become synonymous with “codependency” or “dependence” in popular literature. Yet, attachment theory is still widely misunderstood. However, attachment is actually a normal and...