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February 22, 2010
by Debra Bacon

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Supporting your spouse through job loss

February 22, 2010 14:50 by Debra Bacon

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor The Pink Slip Losing a job is very stressful for a family. The emotional impact it has on the husband or wife can be very different. Both may feel depressed and anxious as a result of the loss. Self-esteem and worthiness issues are common. These factors, combined with the financial implications resulting from a spouse’s job loss, place a strain... [More]

February 18, 2010
by Carlton Brown

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Death and Taxes

February 18, 2010 18:55 by Carlton Brown

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By Carlton Brown, M.Sc., M.Div., RMFT A man in Austin, Texas, today flew his small plane into an IRS building, killing himself and possibly one person on the ground, damaging the building, sending people to hospital, and traumatizing hundreds of spectators by conjuring images of a repeat of 9/11. Air force jets were scrambled, and the president was notified. Everyone quickly calmed down when the... [More]

February 15, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Helping a child prepare for the birth of a sibling

February 15, 2010 18:20 by Debra Bacon

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By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor Great News Remember the first time you were expecting a child; you couldn’t wait to tell everyone! Now another baby is on the way. The excitement is just as fierce as the first time, but there is more to consider than sharing the news with friends and extended family. Big brother or sister must be prepared for the “new” baby’... [More]

February 15, 2010
by Carlton Brown

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What is a Family?

February 15, 2010 18:18 by Carlton Brown

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By Carlton Brown, M.Sc., M.Div., RMFT Today was a statutory holiday where I live. We have this thing called Family Day, which I thought was just a Canadian thing but according to Wikipedia is a holiday in South Africa, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Arizona, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and part of Australia. Not unlike the postmodern family, no one really seems to know wha... [More]

January 15, 2010
by Theravive

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The Myth of 100% Self Sacrifice

January 15, 2010 07:26 by Theravive

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How much self-sacrifice do you really need in order to be a parent? What should you "put on hold" in order to attend to your children? A popular myth is brought to light. [More]

September 7, 2009
by Donald Olund

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How To Stay Connected To Your Teen

September 7, 2009 07:26 by Donald Olund

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By Don Olund, MA, LCPC, NCC View Don's Profile Raising a responsible teenager is a parent’s dream. Living with an irresponsible teenager is a parent’s nightmare! The task of raising teens today is challenging for some and frightening for others. Cyber-culture teens are exposed to multiple streams of information that shape identity and influence behavior. Face Book and My Space ar... [More]

March 19, 2009
by Theravive

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Doorways: Becoming A New Parent

March 19, 2009 12:20 by Theravive

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By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile What Are Doorways? This is the first blog in a new series of blogs called "Doorways". A doorway represents and symoblizes a new place, a new journey in life. Beyond the door is another world, one that is different than the one behind it, yet still connected. In order to reach the doorway before us, we had to live the life behind us, for it br... [More]

December 8, 2008
by Christie Hunter

Christie Hunter

10 Keys For Staying Together In A Tough Economy

December 8, 2008 15:30 by Christie Hunter

Christie Hunter
By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile When Finances Hit The Wall Relationships can be tough in any season, but in this economy, staying together and staying in love can be especially challenging. In my professional experience, being both a Certified Management Accountant and a Registered Clinical Counselor, time and again I have seen relationships and marriages crumb... [More]

November 3, 2008
by Theravive

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Boundaries Part 5: Special Circumstances

November 3, 2008 09:08 by Theravive

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By Christie Hunter: View Christie's Profile Special Situations As you begin to set boundaries in your life and relationships a number of situations may occur as those around you resist or are not in agreement with the limits you are setting. Knowing that these situations may be present better prepares you as you work to maintain these healthy parameters and establish healthier and more fulfi... [More]