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Court Drops Counselor Accused Of Inserting God Into Co-Parenting Classes

The Huffington Post | Ruby Mellen | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

A state trial court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ended its relationship this week with a mediation provider who allegedly required single mother Holly ...

Tragedy and Loss: When an Anniversary Isn't for Celebrating and the Power of Acceptance

Lauren Rabin | Posted 09.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lauren Rabin

When most of us think about anniversaries, we think of celebratory ones - getting married, starting a relationship, graduating from school and even bi...

It's Time to Stop Shaming Those Who Struggle With Mental Illness -- Their Pain Hurts Them a Lot More Than It Hurts You

Lauren Rabin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

I've found, now, that my greatest strength has come from embracing the intensity of my emotions and understanding where they come from. I understand, not only my own pain but the obligation that I have to the patients we serve. We cannot abandon them like so many of the people in their lives.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

Marie Marley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful situation for everyone involved. The conflict typically affects the primary caregiver more than other family members.

Mickey Rooney, Teen Idol Turned Elder Hero: What We Can Learn From Him

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

He showed us how to continue to be productive even as we become older. And then he showed us how vulnerable anyone can be to elder abuse, and how to handle this tragedy.

Duck Syndrome: How to Help Your Stressed-Out Teen

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ryan Thomas Neace

So far as the tendency to be overinvolved and overwhelmed with school and social life, I don't suspect that teenagers today are fundamentally different than those from 10 or 20 years ago -- too much pressure on a foundation has always resulted in cracks. Yet, I suspect there are at least two cultural changes that do make teens today feel these pressures more acutely.

Improving Breastfeeding at Work: Is it Possible?

MotherWoman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jessica Avery I never felt that I was meant to be a mother. Growing up, I changed career interests as often as my friends were changing th...

I Lost My Wife: Our Team Was Not There Anymore

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jonathan Polgar I'm a husband and a father, 2 jobs I've looked forward to my whole life. My wife, Jennifer Dorfield is self-possessed and funny a...

The One Thing All New Mothers Need

MotherWoman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Jennifer Shiao Page "We're in This Together, Yo!" That's the name we gave to our group. We met as new parents, wandering into a hospital conferenc...

Self-Love and Self-Awareness Are Not Just Words

MotherWoman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli You'll experience a lot of changes in your personal life during the nine months of pregnancy. Everything from your emotions to your ...

But At Least You have a Healthy Baby: Traumatic Birth and Maternal Mental Health

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald The title line to this article is one I have overheard many a times---always conscious not to use it myself, this phrase is a c...

Hindsight is 20/20: Taking Personal PPD Experiences and Helping Other New Moms

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Ivy Shih Leung Not every pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum experience is blissful. I should know. I had a bumpy road to motherhood complete w...

What Are Women For?

MotherWoman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Samantha Wilde When the news broke many months ago that the U.S. birthrate had hit its lowest level since 1920, I didn't know it. I was too busy c...

Perinatal OCD and Intrusive Thoughts: A Troublesome Secret to Many

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald This blog was inspired by a dear friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) that shared her very personal story after reading ...

Medications and Mental Health - Fifty Shades of Gray

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli Medications and mental health: an issue with fifty shades of gray. As a therapist, I deal with people's thoughts and feelings about ...

Recovering from Breastfeeding Failure: MotherWoman Postpartum Support Improved My Family's Beginnings

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Lynne Feldman Months before I landed in my first MotherWoman group, an anxious, exhausted, and shaken mother to a newborn, I would never have gues...

Nowhere to Turn: Perinatal Mental Health Resources can be Difficult to Find

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, LPC There is never a dull moment working in the psychiatric emergency department. I love the hustle and bustle, and ...

Thoughts on Being a Mother and Therapist, Stigma, and Healing

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
MotherWoman

By Kathy Morelli, LPC I thought I had outed myself. I thought I had reconciled my clinical self and my public self. I'd written about my struggle wi...

How to Talk to a Child About a Parent's Addiction

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

In this impossible situation, what can parents, caretakers or other adults say to their children? How do they explain the wreckage of addiction to someone who, at a young age, has already been overexposed to some of the darkest potentialities of life?

Common Holiday Fights -- And How To Stop Them

OWN | Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman We tackle the stuff that makes us go ballistic (like, What the heck is wrong with a gift card?!) and offer expert ways to avoid all...

Is Daddy An A-Hole?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I have been seeing increasingly more a-holes in my coaching practice. I know what you're thinking: Why would they ever go to a shrink for advice or help?

Navigating Marriage's Financial Minefields

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

As with all challenges in a marriage, what starts as a small issue can grow into a large one, given enough time. It's not surprising that after being ...

4 Ways Health Care Reform Affects Relationships

yourtango.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

After the smoke has cleared, along with the shock and excitement, and the dismay of Republicans, many are wondering how all this will affect their liv...