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16 Dec

When Holidays Are Blue

It has been a privilege for me to accompany people on their evolving journeys with grief and, despite what department store and elevator music is telling us, this is not always the ‘happ-happiest’ time of the year for everyone. All of us have experienced some… Read More

10 Dec

Rules of Engagement: When Adult Children Come Home for the Holidays

For many of us holidays have a sort of sacred meaning with familiar traditions and family togetherness across generations. And then everything changes. Parents and grandparents die. Kids grow up, leave home and bring new people to the table. How can we adapt to change,… Read More

25 Nov

The Benefits of Being Thankful

It started a few weeks ago. Every day a few more catalogs arrive, each one enticing me to overspend my holiday budget. Even worse for me, when I open my favorite online newspaper I see links to hundreds if not thousands of recipes for holiday… Read More

20 Nov

Navigating Difficult Family Dynamics During the Holidays

No matter how old we are, how successful we are in life and how experienced we are in dealing with relationships, the stress of holiday get-togethers can be a challenge. This time of year it’s a good idea to have some strategies in place for… Read More

7 Nov

Veterans Day 2014

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The “war to end all wars” was over. November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice… Read More

31 Oct

The Difference that Makes a Difference

It’s not unusual for couples to notice that they’ve drifted apart after a few years of being together. They gradually notice that they love one another but no longer feel ‘in love’ and miss the closeness they once shared. They remember that when they first… Read More

25 Oct

It’s Just Marriage

We’re quickly arriving at a moment in time when we won’t be talking about “gay marriage” anymore because there won't be a distinction between “gay marriage” and “marriage.” When the Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of same sex marriage last week the… Read More

2 Oct

For Anyone Who Loves Someone Struggling with Breast Cancer (or any illness)

It’s now officially October! Which means we’ll be seeing a flurry of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’d like to take this opportunity to speak about the less visible fighters in the battle against this devastating disease, and really any major illness.… Read More

29 Sep

Enough Blame to Go Around

It’s football Sunday. Usually when I get a chance, I watch the pregame show to hear the analysis of the upcoming matchups and listen to the tips so I can make any last minute changes to my fantasy football team. But for two Sundays in… Read More

28 Sep

Council for Relationships is now on Amazon Smile

Council for Relationships has joined Amazon Smile! You can designate a charity of choice (we suggest Council for Relationships) when shopping on Amazon and they will donate a percentage of your purchase back to the Council! Login to your Amazon account on the right hand… Read More