Articles About Relationships and Family

Our articles on relationships are written by mental health experts and peer reviewed by seasoned professionals.

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What is Financial Abuse?

When people think of domestic violence, they typically only consider physical abuse. But domestic violence includes taking away another’s autonomy and control of their lives. Financial abuse is one way people control others. Financial abuse occurs in 98% of abusive relationships. It’s the

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How to Mentally Cope With a Child Leaving for College

If you’re struggling with your child leaving for college, you’re not alone. Many parents deal with emotions like distress, sadness, and confusion when it’s time for their children to leave the nest. This post outlines some of the challenges parents may face when

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Ways to Prevent Sexual Abuse

You can’t fully protect a child or adult from sexual abuse, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual abuse occurring.

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Do You Have Baby Fever?

Have you or your partner experienced a sudden longing to have a baby? If so, you may have baby fever. Baby fever is a longing to have a child of your own. But, the longing doesn’t equate to having children, nor does having

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How to Make a Blended Family Work

Blended families can bring joy, togetherness, and the chance for deep familial bonds. But complex family dynamics might make you wonder how you can make a blended family work. This post will explore some of the challenges you might encounter if you’re going

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Signs Your Child Needs Counseling

Are you a parent looking out for signs your child needs counseling? You may find yourself concerned about your child, nervous about their struggle, and searching for a solution. Childhood is not all sunshine and rainbows. As a parent, you know this. Learning

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Managing Betrayal Trauma Triggers

You never know when your betrayal trauma triggers could turn a happy afternoon into an emotional rollercoaster. Partners of people with sexual addictions often experience betrayal or infidelity trauma.  Trauma is an emotional response to an event or series of events. Near-death experiences,

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Couple’s Therapy vs. Marriage Counseling

When partners encounter problems in their relationship, they might find themselves searching the web for “couple’s therapy vs. marriage counseling” or trying to figure out which one they need. What’s the difference? Are they not the same thing?  There are some differences between

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