SaraKay  Smullens - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter - Philadelphia, PA
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SaraKay Smullens (BCD,MSW)

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Phone 215 732 1539

Fax: 215 732 4603

Articles

Understanding Three Types of Marital Relationships

In the years that I have been working with couples, I have seen that there are three basic kinds of marriages.  There can be some overlap in the types; but it helps to understand all three, and their uniqueness.  I share this categorization because it can help individuals to understand some of the ...

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Why Some People Are Cruel And How To Deal With Them

Here are a few examples of the different kinds of cruel people that exist in our world and a solution on how to deal with them.  The Supposed Friend & The Cheating Boyfriend My 20-year-old client, a college senior, was both sobbing with pain and shaking with rage. She had learned just a few ...

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How To End Your Relationships With Negative 'Friends'

Communication gurus usually advise folks to honestly talk out problems and share intimacies as the most useful means to solve discord and enhance relationships. But here's the catch to this counsel: It only works with those who are determined to develop the capacity for this kind of communication, if they do ...

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Ted Cruz Resigns as "Manchurian Candidate In Training": A Satire

Have you heard?  An American spy working in the Texas home of Senator Ted Cruz  and and his wife, Goldman Sachs's Heidi Nelson Cruz, has passed on a hot off the press secret e-mail written from her "boss" to Russian President, Vladimir Putin.  ("I cannot say who placed me," ...

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"Dear Michael": A Fictitious Letter Addressing Family Trust

A note to those who read my blog:  When one elects to become famous, the scrutiny of his or her life is intrusive and invasive.  But the events disclosed do provide Teachable Moments in what makes a family succeed and what choices, if continued, will erode trust and destroy family health. In my ...

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SaraKay Smullens

Quick Stats

Credentials:

BCD, MSW

Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:

Counselor/Therapist

Marriage and Family Therapist

Social Worker

Speaker/Presenter

I offer my services:

At my office

Willing To Meet in Public Locations like Starbucks (please inquire)

Other, please inquire

I am fluent in:

English

Articles by SaraKay Smullens
Winter Couple

Understanding Three Types of Marital Relationships

Three kinds of marital unions and their strong differences make a big difference in one's happiness.

teen talk

Why Some People Are Cruel And How To Deal With Them

There are people in life we'd be wise to let go of!

Computer Problems

How To End Your Relationships With Negative 'Friends'

Life with selfish, immature, and bullying people is pervasive, depleting, and can be changed.

Computer Problems

Ted Cruz Resigns as "Manchurian Candidate In Training": A Satire

Use of satire to highlight dangerous, destructive communication in DC among members of Congress

Sad Dude

"Dear Michael": A Fictitious Letter Addressing Family Trust

In my teaching we often use celebrity situations to examine why marriages and family life fail.....

SaraKay Smullens

All Specialties

Anxiety Issues, Career, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Empowering Women, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Life Management, Life Transitions, Matchmaking, Parenting, Sexuality, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Other