5 Commitments To Yourself If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Narcissism. That word gets thrown around a good deal these days. So what is a true narcissist and what happens if you love someone who has these traits? What are the traits of narcissism? He displays a terribly inflated ego or sense of importance and seems to believe...

The Loss of Innocence: When Grandaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

Note: If you’ve been sexually abused, this post could trigger you. Please read with care. For the National Sexual Abuse Hotline, click here.  In healthy families, a child learns that adults are there to protect you; they are engaging with you as you learn and...

The Parents Left Behind

A parent whose child has died has an excruciatingly painful look in their eyes. There are no words that can truly comfort — no experience to share that will ease their despair. All I’ve ever had to offer is my experience with others who’ve gone...

Empty Nesting Season: Letting Go As You Redefine Parenthood

The summer of 2012. That’s when my only child left for college. And that’s the year I began dealing with empty nest and letting go. What a difference six years can make. I’d almost forgotten this past week was the beginning of the school year. I was...

How to Be Your Best Self During A Divorce

What’s a “good” divorce? Some might say it’s one that never happens. But it’s likely that, if you stay in your “best self,” even as you divorce, you and your children will benefit.  Many of us get divorced. Sometimes the choice to divorce is...