Category: New Beginnings

Singing the Stepmother Blues

By Mary T. Kelly The High Incidence of Depression Among Stepmothers The first thing I wonder is if people would be surprised to know that research shows that stepmothers in general have “significantly greater anxiety and depression than biological mothers”? The second thing I wonder is if the general culture at large even cares, and I suspect […]

Marriage Counseling: Financial Stress and Crisis

“How to mend your Marriage when the Bank is breaking”. Financial stress is overtaking many marriages today. It can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back when there are other issues in a marriage. Financial worries invite couples to play the “blame game”. No one is taking their own portion of responsibility, each just […]

Dealing with separation, divorce, and remarriage

Most people going through separation and divorce go through a whole range of intense emotions: sadness, anger, hurt, fear of an uncertain future, loneliness, confusion over the many decisions you must make, and a sense of failure at your lost plans and dreams. How you choose to handle a separation is very important because of the effect […]

Second Marriage: 4 Common Fears

Successful remarriage – that’s what everyone wants. “I want my second marriage to be my last”. I get asked all the time by members of my online community whether it’s possible to achieve this and how. It makes good sense to be a little hesitant about remarrying. No one rushes to get in line for […]

Love Language

Communicating before and after you say “I do” helps you make the leap to a stronger, happier marriage. You’ve heard the bad news: Almost 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce. But there is good news. Success in marriage, as in the rest of life, has little to do with statistics […]

How Depression Dominated My Marriage

This is an article from one of our readers, and she has given me permission to publish it….Gillian I’ve struggled with depression on and off since I was a teenager.  Now that I am in my late 30’s, I’ve come to accept that I will struggle with it for the rest of my life.  Along […]

How to live an authentic life

By Craig Nathanson. The Vocational Coach Have you ever asked yourself if you are living the life you were meant to live? Have you ever asked yourself, as you pondered your life, is this all there is? These are great questions to ask when you reach forty and beyond. Who Needs an authentic life? If […]

The Parent Trap

This is an article from one of our readers, and she has given me permission to publish it….Gillian When I was a little girl one of my very favourite movies was “The Parent Trap”.  Hayley Mills stars as twin girls who meet for the first time at camp and conspire to bring their parents back […]

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