6 Signs Caregivers Should Consider Seeking Therapy

Research shows that nearly a quarter of adults aged 45-64 provided immediate assistance or care to a loved one in the past month. Over one-third of caregivers devoted at least 20 hours a week to caregiving. Caregiving can be rewarding and meaningful, especially if you're tending to a close friend or family member. When you're in charge, you can ensure...[ read more ]

How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Finances

A recent study found that 73% of Americans haven't had a comprehensive financial talk with their aging parent. If you haven't had a money discussion, you're certainly not alone. Many people feel uncomfortable talking about money in general. The idea of talking about finances with your aging parents may feel awkward, intimidating, or downright unpleasant. However, as your parents get...[ read more ]

Tips for Being a Better Grandparent No Matter What

No matter how old your grandchildren are or what your relationship is like, there's no doubt that being a grandparent is a role quite unlike anything else. Being a good grandparent means being attentive, compassionate, and respectful of both your grandchildren and their parents. Although it may sound easy in theory, most grandparents know that real life tends to feel...[ read more ]

13 Important Tips for Dating After Divorce

Dating is always complicated, but the idea of dating after divorce may seem downright overwhelming or discouraging. When is too soon to meet new people? What will you tell your children? How do you know if you've genuinely moved on from your ex? And what does the actual healing process entail? Of course, every situation is different, and the answers...[ read more ]

How Parents Can Start Preparing For The Teenage Years

We all know that children grow up quickly. It may have seemed like you were just rocking your crying newborn, chasing after your wild toddler, or playing Tooth Fairy for your young child. But now, you're on the cusp of high school. It might be time to start thinking about driving lessons, college prep, and launching into adulthood. Preparing for...[ read more ]

11 Tips to Help You Communicate Your Needs in Relationships

Do you get frustrated when your partner can't anticipate what you want? Do you seethe when your boss assigns more work than you can adequately manage? Do you feel overwhelmed when a friend asks if you can help them with a task? If so, you might need support identifying and setting healthy boundaries in your relationship. This work starts with...[ read more ]

How to Stop Helicopter Parenting (Even When You Really Love Your Kids)

Helicopter parenting comes from a place of really good intentions. Of course, you want what's best for your child, and you inherently feel responsible for their care and safety. But taking on too much responsibility or exerting excess control in their everyday lives can impact their development. Likewise, it can negatively affect the relationship you share with your kids. That said, it...[ read more ]

How to Cope With an Unhappy Marriage When You Can’t Leave

Research shows that nearly 20% of Americans indicate feeling unhappy in their marriages. That said, living in an unhappy marriage can feel both depressing and defeating. For example, you may relate to experiencing immense resentment, sadness, and loneliness. You might also find yourself feeling jealous or bitter when comparing your relationship to other couples. Sometimes, it's possible to leave the...[ read more ]

5 Considerations To Keep In Mind When You Become a Grandparent 

You're about to enter a whole new world. Your (not-so-little) baby has announced they are having a baby of their own. You're about to become a grandparent. Regardless of your emotions, it's likely going to be a life-changing experience for you! Here's how to support your child, embrace the change, and make the most of this new adventure. Respect Your...[ read more ]

How To Start Rediscovering Yourself and Healing After Divorce 

When ranking life stressors, the impact of divorce is cited as the second leading cause of stress, ranking only behind the death of a spouse. If your marriage has recently ended, you know the depths of this stress all too well. Divorce can affect all areas of functioning. It can make you question yourself, your future, and the relationships you...[ read more ]

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