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April 25, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

the impactof debtand bankruptcy

The Impact of Debt and Bankruptcy

April 25, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

the impactof debtand bankruptcy
You've done everything you can think of, including selling some of your belongings, to make an effort to make ends meet and get the bills paid. But no matter what you do and how much you try to pay everything, it just isn't enough. You're only making the minimum payments on your bills, but every month a few unpaid bills remain. You feel as though you have nobody to turn to; nobody to lend a hand or give you a loan…and it’s taking its toll on your mental health and the health of your relationship. [More]

April 11, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

do you havea workplace spouse

Do You Have a Workplace "Spouse"?

April 11, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

do you havea workplace spouse
You don’t have to be a therapist to know that becoming close to a colleague can potentially lead to becoming more than just friends. One needs to be aware of the danger signs, especially if they’re already in a committed relationship (with someone outside the office, that is). To be clear, it is possible to work closely with a person of the opposite sex without crossing the line into intimacy or a full-blown affair. The key is setting boundaries and sticking to them. [More]

April 1, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

dating after divorce

Dating After Divorce

April 1, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

dating after divorce
No matter how long a divorce has been in the making, the idea of actually dating again is going to feel a bit surreal, at least in the beginning. It’s been years or maybe decades since you’ve socialized romantically with anyone other than your ex; chances are, you never expected to do so again. The first order of business is simply to take your time. Divorce is an enormous adjustment, almost akin to mourning the death of a loved one. [More]

March 4, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

busy parents makea date

Busy Parents: Make a Date!

March 4, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

busy parents makea date
As much as you adore your children, since their arrival it seems that you get less and less time with your significant other. Your day to day living has become a tiring routine that includes getting up, getting the kids ready, preparing meals, getting out of the house to get to work and school on time, picking up the kids, taking them to extracurricular activities, preparing dinner, and finally going to bed. While you are grateful for the life you have with a family you love, getting just a few moments to take a deep breath and focus on your spouse seems like a near-impossible feat. The good news is that it is possible to find a bit of time for yourselves without disrupting your routine or breaking the bank. [More]

February 28, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

isthe green eyed monster causing frictionin your friendship

Is the Green-Eyed Monster Causing Friction in Your Friendship?

February 28, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

isthe green eyed monster causing frictionin your friendship
Jealousy is an emotion, a negative emotion, and negative emotions can suck the life right out of you if you dwell on them. Although not many people can say they've never felt jealous or envious of somebody else, being jealous, especially of your best friend, is dangerous territory. There are ways to work through the feelings you are experiencing. The first thing you have to do to start getting past the jealousy is to admit it. [More]

February 21, 2014
by Casey Truffo, LMFT

when temptation strikes dealing with attractionto someone besides your spouse

When Temptation Strikes: Dealing With Attraction to Someone Besides Your Spouse

February 21, 2014 04:55 by Casey Truffo, LMFT  [About the Author]

when temptation strikes dealing with attractionto someone besides your spouse
The first thing you need to realize is that you are human and it is completely natural for human beings to be emotionally or physically attracted to each other. Just because you’re exclusive or have said “I do” does not turn off your hormones, or blind your eyes to people that you find attractive, amusing or flirtatious. So, if you’re beating yourself up about this attraction, you can stop. [More]