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Family, Marital, and Couple Therapy

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Introduction In our lives, we have many relationships, and all of these make a difference to our mental health. When our relationships go well, it helps our mental health. When we have problems with our relationships, it can cause stress and problems for our mental health.   Perhaps the most important relationship in our lives is our romantic relationship, i.e. the one that we have with our spouse, partner, husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend...   The following advice about our primary romantic relationship comes from the Gottman Institute, which is dedicated to the study of marital relationships -- what makes them, ...
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Supporting Your Children With Separation and Divorce: Tips for Parents
Introduction Separation and divorce happens. In North America, close to 40% of relationships eventually end up in separation or divorce within 15-years (Kreider et al., 2002; Department of Justice, 1997). On one hand, separation and divorce can be extremely stressful for children and youth: Lack of control: Their family, as they know it, is changing profoundly in so many ways, and they have no control over the situation.Blame, guilt and shame: In order to gain a sense of being in control, some children may blame themselves. Overwhelmed parents may also wrongly blame children when upset. Any of this is a massive burden for a child to take ...
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