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Marriage Counseling or Personal Counseling:  That’s the Question

Marriage Counseling or Personal Counseling: That’s the Question

Understanding how people in a marriage or family interact is important in addressing concerns in the counseling office. My introduction to this dynamic came more than 30 years ago. My wife and I began working as House Parents for a children’s home. We saw the influence we had on the behavior and emotions of children, and how they impacted us. […]

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Significant Days in Your Grief Journey

Significant Days in Your Grief Journey

KNOWN SIGNIFICANT DAYS Significant days are those times of the year that mark an event, time or day that stands out for some reason. Some of these days stand out on the calendar like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary. Not long after my sweet mother-in-law died, my wife asked me to […]

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Helping Your Child Grieve (Part 2)

Helping Your Child Grieve (Part 2)

As parents we want the best for your children and we want to protect them from any harm. However, when grief descends upon the family our children will experience the pain that comes with loosing someone they love. No matter what we do, our children will hurt. Parents are then left with the responsibility of […]

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Helping Your Child Grieve (Part 1)

Helping Your Child Grieve (Part 1)

Early in my career as a counselor, “long ago and far away,” a mother came in to the first session and spoke about the recent death of her husband. While this was a difficult time for mom, who was dealing with her own grief, her biggest concern was for her elementary-age son. He had been […]

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Emerging Adulthood and Mourning

Emerging Adulthood and Mourning

The Washingtonian recently published an article written by a woman in her twenties on how millennials mourn. For people in the “millennial” generation the experience of losing a loved one this early in life is profoundly different than anything experienced by generations that came before. The death of a parent is a common occurrence. My […]

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Grief and Honesty

Grief and Honesty

Until you experience the loss of someone you love, or have a close friend or family member who has lost someone, you probably never knew how many writers and books there were on the subject of grief. Type the word grief into Google and you get more than 93 million results. Type grief into Amazon […]

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