Archive for the ‘Divorce’ Category

29 Jun

Co-Parenting 101: Raising Kids, Together and Apart

So, you have recently decided to separate. Perhaps you have been divorced for years or maybe you were never married. In any case, raising a child with someone you aren’t partnered with or living with anymore changes the situation. There is no single exhaustive list… Read More

30 Jan

Co-Parenting After Divorce: How to Set Aside Differences and Support Your Kids

  This blog was originally published on Counsel Philadelphia and is re-posted here with the author's permission.  Adam Goodman is a former Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships and a licensed attorney experienced in divorce mediation and co-parenting.  Co-parenting is hard, especially if уоu have a contentious… Read More

18 Feb

Thoughts from the Movie “Boyhood”

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The Oscar-nominated film Boyhood takes us on a young man's journey through 12 years. The poignant movie shows the mistakes and triumphs of one family, with parts that we can all relate to. We asked our therapists to share their thoughts from the movie. Read their feelings… Read More

14 Jan

Separation and Divorce

While counseling frequently helps couples to make their marriages more satisfying, there are also times when counseling can help a couple to decide that they need to bring their marriage to an end. Sometimes people learn in the process of therapy that unresolved conflicts have… Read More

21 Oct

Confusing the Symbolic with the Real in Coping with Sexual Infidelity

April Westfall, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist & Senior Staff Therapist in the University City and Wynnewood Offices. With our divorce rate for first-time marriages in the US continuing to hover around 50% - and even higher for those previously married couples - not surprisingly, many… Read More

14 Jan

Moving Beyond the Betrayal: Why Some Couples Are Able to Get Past a Partner’s Infidelity More Easily than Others

Infidelity and affairs in marriage and our committed relationships have been around forever and will continue to be so. No couple, however happy and well suited to each other, can completely escape the possibility of it happening to them. Most affairs are conducted in secret… Read More

19 Sep

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

When my adult daughter introduced us happily to her significant other, it was practically love at first sight. The two seemed a natural match, not only for one another, but also to my husband and myself. While the two navigated the ups and downs of… Read More

28 Mar

The Challenge and Hope of Reunification Therapy

Priscilla Singleton, MSW, LMFT, LCSW,  is a licensed clinical social worker and a marriage and family therapist. Ms. Singleton’s areas of expertise are separating and divorcing families, adoption, promotion of child and adolescent connection in their families, children of divorce, and co-parent counseling. Ms. Singleton has been… Read More

13 Dec

It’s Not Always a White Christmas. Complicated Families: Complicated Holidays

Family holidays used to be simpler, at least that is the myth. When family members look more alike, have similar ideas of how the holidays are celebrated, and have common expectations of behavior, food and customs, life seems easier. Today many more families are intercultural,… Read More

14 Jun

Helping Children Grieve: Expressing Emotions, Affirming the Universal

It is a Tuesday evening in January, 2010. The room is abuzz with the energy of 12 children, ages 7-9, who show up in this large room most weeks from 6-8 pm to play and talk and have a snack. These children have something in… Read More