My Commentary

Abusive Relationships

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
NOT SURE YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP? ABUSE CHECKLIST Sadly, this list is not exhaustive. If this list is too hard for you – stop. But recognize that if this is hard to read – you already know… KEEPING YOU AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE Does your partner get angry…

Betrayal by Pamela Brewer

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
They were in love. Everything was wonderful. They'd been together for twelve years. They were expecting their second child and they were delighted. And then came the unexpected telephone call. The phone call from the 9-year old boy asking to speak to his "Daddy." The trust, the dreams and the…
But It Happened Such A Long Time AgoThe trauma of years past can still hurt today. This is not the time to start beating up on yourself. This is a time to be proud of your ability to remember and feel. It may seem confusing to still have feelings and…
It Doesn't Have To Be Physical To Be Abuse! Are you never "good enough"? Are you anxious and worried about what will happen when you and your significant other are together? Apart? Are you the subject of name-calling? Are you the subject of yelling? Are you the subject of screaming?…

Talking to a Child About Loss

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Talking To A Child About LossExamples of significant loss experiences for children Moving to a new home Loss of a sense of safety Loss of structure Moving to a new school Sudden change in family financial status Death Loss of a pet Sudden health changes for self/family/friends Divorce It is…
QUESTION: When is parenting a never ending story? ANSWER: When you make it that way!Many of your friends are looking forward to their children "leaving the nest." But you… you are wondering if will ever be over. You are thinking you cannot afford the time or money to get away…

Date Rape - It Happens MUCH Too Often!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
A too-common reality A dangerous crime It is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. You learn of another rape. Another young girl. Another young boy. Either the victim or the perpetrator. You hear about another friend in her/his 20's or 30's or 40's or 50's or 60's or 70's or 80's or…

Crisis Recovery IS Possible!

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Whether it is the unexpected police at your door, the sudden loss of a job, a shooting in the most unlikely of places or hearing about the sudden loss of a very dear friend - we are all subject to crisis in our lives. And whether it is "expected" or…
IS IT TIME TO ACT?   For most, entering into a relationship is a hope and a promise for the future. The anticipation is that you will be happy and respected, supportive and supported in good times and in bad. The imaginings tell you that the good times will be…

Depression Awareness

Monday, July 16, 2018
     IF YOU ARE FEELING DEPRESSED RIGHT NOW -  here is a limited list of options you can reach out to: (this list is NOT inclusive)
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