Death Ends The Pain of Love

Death Ends The Pain of Love

“Life is not a spectacle or a feast: it is a predicament.” – George Santayana Ain’t that the truth? When you have loved completely and in every way possible you hope it never ends. The end may only come with the death of one of you. These relationships are rare indeed and often not in first marriages or connections. When love comes at a mature level after life’s many experiences and when people know themselves it is the magic that cannot be duplicated. There are many who live out their…

GETTING THROUGH THE HOMEWORK WARS

GETTING THROUGH THE HOMEWORK WARS

As any parent knows, homework time can be stressful for both the parent and the student. While it is true that some students have excellent executive functioning skills, i.e., know how to prioritize and can do their homework in an efficient and effective manner, many others struggle with homework from first grade through high school. In fact, many students develop a “learned helplessness” and begin to depend on their parents to answer textbook and teacher questions, read and explain challenging material to them, collect and organize research material, and remind…

Managing Relational Jealousy

Managing Relational Jealousy

 By our guest blogger Chris Fariello, PhD, LMFT   In my counseling practice, I work with many people who struggle with jealousy for a variety of reasons. It can become a major obstacle to an intimate relationship. Despite how enlightened we think we are, most of us experience jealousy. A few rare individuals never experience jealousy. I advise clients to treat jealousy as a given: assume that it will occur, and be prepared with strategies to successfully address it and minimize the damage.   Jealousy is really a bundle of…