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How To Stay Connected After Baby

How To Stay Connected After Baby

There is little that could impact your relationship with your partner more than having a baby. If you thought that having a child would solidify and strengthen your relationship, I have some bad news for you. Research from the Gottman Institute in Seattle tells us...
5 Ways to Survive a Panic Attack

5 Ways to Survive a Panic Attack

“I can’t do this.” “I’m having a heart attack. I’m going to die.” “I can’t breathe.” “I’m freaking out.” “Why is this happening to me?” “Oh my God. Everyone is...
5 Ways to Support an Anxious Partner

5 Ways to Support an Anxious Partner

As I mentioned last week, about 1 in 5 people will struggle with severe anxiety at some point in their lives. Living with a partner who has anxiety can be challenging. Often times, it can lead one to feeling frustrated, angry, sad, or even disappointed that their...
5 Signs Your Partner is Anxious

5 Signs Your Partner is Anxious

About 1 in 5 people will struggle with anxiety at some point in their lives. It’s not uncommon that the birth of a child can trigger the onset of anxiety. It’s natural for new parents to worry about their baby, about their partner, and about their...
The Secret To Raising ‘Good’ Children

The Secret To Raising ‘Good’ Children

A new wife wanted to prepare her first Thanksgiving dinner. The night before, she remembers to put the turkey in the sink to thaw overnight. She places the turkey in the sink and places a dish rack over it. Her husband asked her about the dish rack, and the wife...
Effects of a Father’s Depression

Effects of a Father’s Depression

When a father is struggling with depression, it can have a far-reaching impact on his life, the development of his children, and even place his job in jeopardy. The effect of a father’s depression on his children Depressed dads may have difficulty bonding with...
Can Men REALLY get Postpartum Depression?

Can Men REALLY get Postpartum Depression?

Are men REALLY affected by postpartum depression? This is the question that I am either asked or perceive others to be thinking when I tell them about my specialty. Really? Postpartum… in men? I am frequently met with enthusiasm and intrigue when I discuss this...
5 Ways to Increase Joy Through Thankfulness

5 Ways to Increase Joy Through Thankfulness

Last week, I wrote about how looking to the future for your happiness will be wrought with disappointment. This week, I wanted to talk about ways to increase your joy today. The true path to happiness lies in the present, and practicing gratitude and thankfulness are...