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When You Feel Hurt By Your Partner

When You Feel Hurt By Your Partner

I grew up with a very angry mother who would attack me out of the blue. As a highly sensitive only child, the fear and heartbreak of being treated so unlovingly was unbearable. So rather than feel the hurt, I numbed it out by learning to stay in my head rather than being present in my body, and by focusing on caretaking others' feelings. The only way I could survive was to not know that I was being so hurt.

Divorce with Kids 18 to 25

Divorce with Kids 18 to 25

DIVORCE WITH KIDS 18 to 25   Micki McWade Every parent going through divorce hopes to avoid damaging his or her children in the process. The children’s well being is the first goal and strong intention every parent articulates when I meet with them as their collaborative divorce coach. I tell parents that research results show that minimizing hurt is possible if parents have the right information and act accordingly.

The Ovulation Kit? Ingenious!

The Ovulation Kit? Ingenious!

I must say I am shocked!  I was dating this young lady and right before we were about to have sex, she says, “You know, I can get pregnant today or tomorrow, so if you have sex with me, there is a great possibility I could get pregnant.”  But, like 98 percent of the male population, we are thinking of the days of yore, when everything was pretty much a guess. I did not realize the seriousness of the statement, especially since it was right before we were going to have sex. Why did she wait for that moment to make this announcement?

Non-Mutual Divorce—I Do, I don't

Non-Mutual Divorce—I Do, I don't

Non-Mutual Divorce: I Do... I Don't Micki McWade, LMSW     The chances of a husband and wife sitting at the breakfast table and one says "I want a divorce" and the other says "Okay, let's do it," are slim to none. Usually, one person will initiate and the other will resist. The degree of resistance ranges from letting go reluctantly to fighting it all the way.

10 Tips for a Sane Divorce

10 Tips for a Sane Divorce

10 Tips for a Sane Divorce Micki McWade, LMSW Psychotherapist and Collaborative Divorce Coach Author of Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: a Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery and Daily Meditations for Surviving a Breakup, Separations or Divorce  

Help! My Daughter Is Dating A Criminal [EXPERT]
If your child is with a criminal, it's time to teach her why she needs to leave.

Help! My Daughter Is Dating A Criminal

If you are currently dating a criminal or your daughter is, then my heart goes out to you. Criminals aren't necessarily bad people, they have just made bad choices and they can be the funniest most charming men to be around. Leaving one is never easy and you will need lots of support.

Commitment Phobia: Not Just For Men Anymore [EXPERT]
Are you afraid of commitment?

Commitment Phobia: Not Just For Men Anymore

Commitment-phobic has long been a term used to describe people who have a fear of commitment. Generally speaking, people who fell into this category were primarily men. Today, however, this isn't the case. Commitment-Phobia is not just for men anymore.

Top 10 Topics To Avoid on First Dates

Top 10 Topics To Avoid on First Dates

I wrote a post on my personal blog some time ago about what not to say on a first date.  Admittedly, I break most of my own rules and have talked about {on more than one occasion} my ex-husband, writing a dating blog, my friends from the internet and a slew of other topics that I mentioned in my post.  Surprisingly, these topics have never been deal breakers and I’ve had men comment on how unscripted conversations with me are unusual on first dates.  A man recently descri