Facing Grief and Loss during the Holidays

Facing Grief and Loss during the Holidays

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Date : December 14, 2013

 

I am currently surrounded by friends who have lost love ones recently. During the best of times, it is very challenging to have someone close to you die. It is totally overwhelming to find yourself grieving during the holiday season. My mother died in December ten years ago and I remember how trying that experience was. My usual methods for self-protection were not working and the natural guardian of my heart system decided to take a vacation.

 The holiday season which unofficially...

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Love in all the Right Places: What Qualities do you want in a Partner?

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Date : December 9, 2013

 

As a therapist in private practice, I often hear clients dismay and confusion about what criteria to use in selecting a partner.

 

Some folks have an attitude that no one can be trusted to meet their needs.  Therefore they either get in relationships with those they lack chemistry with or else they avoid intimacy altogether.  These individuals usually try to play it safe because they fear that any risks in life are wrought with upheaval.  They may also have had previous...

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What are the Child Therapist’s Roles in High Conflict Divorce?

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Date : December 4, 2013

I have written about how high conflict divorce effects children and parents. This piece will focus on how high conflict divorce effects therapists.

 

I am writing as a therapist whose primary treatment focus is the children. Therapists in these situations also have contact with the parents in an effort to lessen the conflict between them. In the best of possible worlds, parent co-counseling is provided by another professional who works in tandem with the child therapist. However this is a...

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