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Going through a separation or divorce is emotional for both adults and children. Children frequently do not understand the reason or meaning behind a divorce, thus creating confusion, anger, and stress.  Oftentimes, children will internalize the blame for problems that led to the divorce. Their left with unjustified feelings of shame, guilt, and self blame.  […]

Helping Children Cope With Separation and Divorce

“Sure, I’ll help you with that.” “Yes, I’ll do that for you.”  “No problem at all.”  “No, I don’t mind.” Does this sound familiar to you?  Are you always saying “yes” when you really want to say, “Are you kidding me? I don’t have time for that! There are only 24 hours in a day!”  […]

Learning To Say “No”

Stress

Learning To Say “No”, Amy Wine, Cypress, Texas

It is that time of year; the kids are bummed about going back to school, but as busy parents, we are suddenly relieved, even excited.  Is it because we are glad to have someone else watch our kids for 8 hours a day?  Well, maybe, but I doubt it.  We will miss our kids while […]

School is Back; Parents Rejoice!

Women's Issues

“I was not built to break.” This a line from one of the last hit singles of Whitney Houston, “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”. Sometimes making it through traumatic events can bring you the sincere feeling of resilience against circumstances—as it should. Other times, though, there is a sense of heaviness and weight that […]

Hurricane Harvey: Surviving Survivor’s Guilt

Women's Issues

guilt, survivors, ptsd, anxiety

As a therapist, I am well aware of the stigma that comes along with seeking counseling or therapy. I think one reservation about premarital counseling is the fear that if you have to seek counseling before marriage, maybe your relationship is already in trouble. If you’re in love and getting married, shouldn’t it just work out? […]

Premarital Counseling: Shattering the Stigma

Women's Issues

Premarital Counseling

In my most recent blog, I discussed what boundaries are and shared some examples of different types.  In this blog, I would like to provide a few brief examples of what effective boundaries can look like vs. ones that don’t work.  I will also share a list of warning signs to be aware of that […]

Boundaries: Part Two

Women's Issues

At the beginning of the year, I decided I wanted to try something new with my workout routine and I joined a yoga studio. Yoga has always seemed a little weird and too slow for my slightly ADHD tendencies. To my surprise, I really enjoy it. My studio offers tons of different types of yoga […]

Nama-stay Away From Anxiety With Yoga

Women's Issues

Namaste, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Relief

As you might have noticed recently, our entire office was recently challenged by our blogging queen to write a blog series on stability.  All of us were assigned a specific topic; mine was stability when opening a new business.  At first, I giggled, because at that moment I felt anything but stable. I felt overwhelmed, […]

Stable Business Practices

Women's Issues

There isn’t much that surprises me. However, since becoming a marriage counselor I have been surprised by the amount of times a spouse has cheated and still declared their love for their partner.  It seems a bit inconsistent, right?  It got me thinking that maybe we live in a world so saturated with the word […]

I Love My Wife, But I Still Cheated.

Women's Issues

cheated

The struggle is real As a working mom, I will be the first to tell you that we do NOT have it easy.  But let’s be real: neither do working dads! (Sidenote: I will most likely continue using the phrase working mom, because I myself am a working mom and it’s easier. That doesn’t mean […]

I Can’t Believe You’re a Working Mom!

Women's Issues