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Using Music for the Treatment of Complicated Family Grief

Using Music for the Treatment of Complicated Family Grief

Recently I wrote about grief and complicated family dynamics. In it I suggested that the death of a family member with whom you have a strained relationship can bring up conflicting feelings, while also presenting you with the opportunity to more clearly define what kinds of relationships you want to experience and how you wish to experience "family." (*Hint: "family" can be chosen.)

Why This Teen Cut Herself When Her Mother Died

Why This Teen Cut Herself When Her Mother Died

QUESTION: I am 17 years old and I don’t know how to say this. No one listens to me. I find it hard to express myself so I cut myself in areas that no one sees. I have been doing this more recently because my mom died and my dad travels a lot. I know you are going to tell me I’m crazy but I am afraid. Can you help me? ANSWER: First, I want to tell you how proud I am of you for having the courage to write me and to tell me about how you are feeling.

Why Gay Men & Straight Women Sleep With Married Men
Sad woman catches husband with mistress

Why Gay Men & Straight Women Sleep With Married Men

Married men are getting a lot of action (and not just from their wives). Straight women AND gay men are going for married men big time. Why would someone actually WANT someone who is married? Your Tango Expert Rick Clemons reveals some very shocking truths about the perks of getting involved with a married man.

Want More Money

Want More Money

I am fascinated by money – what it is, how it operates, how to attract it, save it, invest it, spend it, give it to others and create more of it. In palmistry, women entrepreneurs’ hands reveal, in the hand’s simple, straightforward way, the STRUCTURE of money as well as what to do and what NOT to do to have a good relationship with money. Look at the palm of your hand. The middle finger is divided into three zones.

What Do I Say To My Friend In An Abusive Relationship?

What Do I Say To My Friend In An Abusive Relationship?

I'm jet-lagged, raw and emotional. I sobbed tears of relief and grief as the plane lifted off the ground and I rose above Cairo 24 hours earlier, leaving my abusive relationship of 9 years. Now I'm back in San Francisco, sitting across the table from my mother, humbled, hurt and tired when she says, "I was always worried you would join a cult...at least he was a cult of one." It will take many days for her words to fully penetrate, to sink into me and as they do, I feel my anger rising.

The 4 Worst Tinder Headlines and How To Do Online Dating Right!

The 4 Worst Tinder Headlines and How To Do Online Dating Right!

Tindereall is the beautiful girl who wears just the right amount of lip-gloss and puckers up with her coy smirk selfie looking for a date tonight, tomorrow and Friday night. She’s got time to kill, but her long brown hair and even longer legs are sitting home night after night and her only companion is Twinkie her 6-toed cat. She could be rubbing up on you but instead… She is hoping, waiting and praying for the right guy with the right kind of headline so she has a reason to swipe right.

The Four Questions People Ask After an Affair is Uncovered

The Four Questions People Ask After an Affair is Uncovered

The Four Questions People Ask After an Affair is Uncovered Many couples experience the anguish of an affair.  In my work with individuals and couples experiencing affairs, I have seen four common questions people ask.  Exploring these questions often is an important part of the healing and recovery process. 1. Why did my partner have an affair?

Why It's Good To Be Vulnerable In Love

Why It's Good To Be Vulnerable In Love

It’s interesting, but it’s amazing how people’s fear of vulnerability puts them off dating. No matter who you are, or how confident you are, we all feel vulnerability, especially when we start dating someone. Think about it. You don’t feel vulnerable when you’re single. But once you meet someone who blows you away, all those insecurities and fears creep in.