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New Beginnings and Fragile China: What’s the Connection?

Apr 28, 2021

When you are getting ready to begin a new chapter in your life, no matter what that might be (a new job, a relationship, the loss of someone important, etc), it will probably be filled with some level of fear … Read More

An Open Letter About Fear

Apr 21, 2021

I have been afraid for so long. Afraid to listen to my true self. Afraid to honor what was inside. I think I got married 33 years ago because I was afraid of being an old maid, of being alone. … Read More

Divorce Resolutions: Foundation for a Happy Future

Jan 15, 2021

Every year as the calendar flips from one year to the next, millions of people reflect on goals and changes that can improve their lives: diet, exercise, save more money, spend more money,have more fun. For people experiencing the transition … Read More

When It Comes to Divorce – Getting On With It Beats Getting Over It

Jan 15, 2021

Although they may sound as if they are the same thing, there’s a difference between getting over a divorce and getting on with your life. The first depends on so many intangibles, the second on practicalities over which you have … Read More

Seven Tips for Successful Co-Parenting in Blended Families

Dec 15, 2020

Seven Tips for Successful Co-Parenting in Blended Families If parenting in nuclear families is difficult (and it is), imagine co-parenting in blended families! Custodial transitions, different parenting styles, scheduling with the other biological parents, and combining family values leads to … Read More

Self-care is not Self-ish

Dec 07, 2020

Self-care is not Self-ish “Codependent relationships are a type of dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency, the most common theme is … Read More

Is Silence Sounding a Distress Signal in your Relationship?

Nov 11, 2020

Silence in a relationship can be deafening – drowning out the ability to listen to and hear your partner. If you and your partner have shut down, excluding any type of meaningful communication, you are at risk for a break-up … Read More

Can You REALLY Enjoy the Holidays When Divorced?

Nov 10, 2020

[featured-video-plus] Interview with Amy Siock Paynton, executive director of the Alpha Resource center. Interviewer: It’s only November, however, let’s be honest. The Holiday decorations are already out inthe stores, and the Season is here! Let’s also acknowledge that Corona had … Read More

Why Consider Counseling for Children of Divorce?

Oct 12, 2020

“When and how do I know my child needs to meet with a counselor after parental separation and divorce?” While the answer depends on the circumstances, parents may find it helpful to consider the following: All people, children and adults, … Read More

Introducing the new boyfriend or girlfriend to your kids – Interview with Amy Siock Paynton

Sep 18, 2020

Watch this great conversation about how and when to introduce a new romantic partner to your kids with Amy Siock Paynton, executive director at the Alpha Resource Center and Barbara Mainhart, Outreach Coordinator with transcript below. [featured-video-plus] BARBARA: I know … Read More

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