When Mom Is Emotionally Unstable. Seven Ways To Heal.

Mom. For many this word brings with it childhood memories of feeling safe while being tenderly tucked into bed, of band-aids and hugs when you scraped your knee, or wise advice given when you fell in love for the first time. You watched your mom and learned from her;...

Seven Ways To Get Back To Being “In Love”

Being “in love.” I have heard so many people say, “I love her, but I’m not in love with her.” Or, “I don’t remember when it was I stopped loving my husband that way. But it’s gone.” Why does this happen to some couples and not others? Is...

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...