Category Archives: Counseling

Loneliness and Divorce

Divorce loneliness is part of pain and suffering of a failed marriage. “I feel so empty and alone” is the theme and refrain that the mourners know when burying a marriage that has died. This deep aching loneliness can seem … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence, Grave Risk and Best Interest

In dealing with domestic violence, a therapist must have solid knowledge   about the dynamics of domestic violence, particularly the type of violence (emotional, mental or sexual) and the specific risk factors as well as where the couple is in what … Continue reading

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Animal Assisted Therapy in High Conflict Divorce

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that uses animals to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates state that animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants. Pets provide fun and relaxation not … Continue reading

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Reason NOT to Divorce

Unless a spouse is unfaithful, abusive, addictive or abandoning, Sharilee Swaity urges an unhappy husband or wife to think long and hard before going for divorce, and she offers a number of reasons. Ms. Swaity, who writes about marriage and … Continue reading

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Why People Stay in Abusive Marriages

Very often people who know someone in an abusive marriage wonder, “Why doe she stay? Why doesn’t she just leave him?” Family and friends struggle to understand what holds someone in a relationship that causes emotional and physical pain. Although … Continue reading

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Forgiveness in Marriage

One of the qualities in a healthy marriage is forgiveness. Partners hurt each other, but successful spouses learn to forgive and forget. Forgiveness is an important virtue in a marriage because no one is perfect. Each partner should give the … Continue reading

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The Four Horsemen of Divorce

Dr. John Gottman, a well-respected psychologist and marriage researcher, believes “working on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club.” Dr. Gottman says an unhappy marriage can increase the … Continue reading

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Emotional Abuse

Many emotionally abused men and women believe that they are just crazy, insecure, imagining things or making mountains out of molehills. Sometimes they are victims of what is called “gaslighting,” a term that comes from the 1944 Hollywood classic movie … Continue reading

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Coping with Divorce

A divorced person usually goes through the same stages of grief that a bereaved person does, and simultaneously reorganizes his or her life. The circumstances of the breakup – that is, whether the marriage was generally amicable or abusive, who initiated … Continue reading

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Midlife Crisis and Divorce

In the grip of a midlife crisis, many people divorce because they’re unhappy and struggle to escape. Some believe that they have tried everything to get the marriage back on track, and many fail in their efforts to fix their marriages. … Continue reading

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