New Beginnings

Healthy Marriages Begin with Healthy Partners

Dec 09, 2016

According to marriage experts, the first major crisis in many marriages is the birth of their first child. Raising a child can bring parents to the height of joy and the depths of despair. Parenting a child evokes emotional extremes … Read More

Rebuilding Your Sense of Personal Security after Divorce

May 23, 2016

By Deirdre Hally Shaffer, MSW, LCSW In 1943, Abraham Maslow, in A Theory of Human Motivation, defined a five-stage hierarchy of needs necessary for individuals to achieve their full potential. Since the steps are sequential, an interruption can cause an … Read More

Destination: Financial Fitness — A Travel Guide

Apr 22, 2016

GPS: Good Planning for Security You know how your GPS reacts when you change course. “Recalculating,” the computerized voice reports. How reassuring! You can’t get lost since the program constantly reassesses your position. Well, divorce is definitely a departure from … Read More


Apr 08, 2016

By Deirdre Hally Shaffer, LCSW Divorce is a life-altering event that can result in feelings of depression even in the most well-adjusted, successful people. Grief does not discriminate and should be expected with the loss of something that was once … Read More

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