Family Issues

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...

Postpartum Anxiety in Fathers

Postpartum Anxiety in Fathers

While it’s normal for parents and caregivers to feel worried about their child’s health and well-being, postpartum anxiety refers to a constant feeling of paranoia or dread. This experience extends beyond the typical fears of a child’s safety.  In some cases, it...

Surviving Infidelity: Strategies From a Therapist

Surviving Infidelity: Strategies From a Therapist

Infidelity is one of the most painful experiences to endure. The feelings of confusion, shock, anger, and hurt can be overwhelming and insurmountable. For many, this betrayal can incredibly traumatic. Although difficult, infidelity does not have to be a relationship...

The Signs You Grew up in a Toxic Family

The Signs You Grew up in a Toxic Family

Some people can easily recognize the toxicity in their family systems. In these cases, the dysfunction is obvious. Others may dismiss their experiences as normal or even as deserved. At times, this kind of toxicity can even be challenging. It’s hard to heal from...