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Use Your Words: Why Emotion Words Matter

Use Your Words: Why Emotion Words Matter

The words we choose to express how we feel can undeniably impact how we relate to one another. In the words of the esteemed poet Rumi, “Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” As a marriage and family therapist, I see this...

Why You’re (Probably) Not Codependent

Why You’re (Probably) Not Codependent

Codependency as common vernacular I first heard the term “codependent” as a counseling student in graduate school. I remember working with one of my first clients, who was going through a painful breakup at the time. I can still see her sitting across from me in that...

How Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) Can Help Couples

How Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) Can Help Couples

Let’s face it, trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance can be quite the challenge, especially given the demands of today’s fast-paced work environments and busier-than-ever family schedules. Not to mention, a raging pandemic that has forced many families to...