Dear Mama: Four Ways to Mother Yourself On Mother's Day

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Four Ways to Mother Yourself on Mother's Day

This Sunday, Mother’s Day, many will celebrate motherhood. 

Mothers will be asked to take a break and will be treated to extra attention.

They will be thanked for their endless devotion to their families and reminded that their efforts are not in vain.  

Thank you for being so selfless, Mamas.

But just like any other holiday, some people dread the pending day because their relationship with their mother or motherhood is a reminder of deep pain

Maybe you’re one of those people.

Mother’s Day may be a cruel reminder that the mother you once loved so profoundly is now gone.  All that is left are memories and steadfast grief.

Missing Her is as tough as ever.

Maybe Mother was never there; she exited a long time ...

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Posted in:

  • Childhood
  • Family of Origin
  • Motherhood
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Tags:

  • abandonment
  • abuse
  • attachment
  • boundaries
  • depression
  • family of origin
  • grief
  • parenting
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • trauma

Stay Connected to Your Partner During Busy Times

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How To Stay Connected To Your Partner During Busy Times

"I don't know what happened to us.  We hardly spend time together and rarely have sex anymore.  We used to be so close--now it just feels like we're roommates."

Sound familiar?  

Time and time again, I have clients in my office expressing the same concern. By the time they come and see me they are frustrated and feeling hopeless.  At times, infidelity or some other betrayal may have also appeared.  More often than n ...

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Posted in:

  • Couples
  • Marriage
  • Relationships
  • Sex Therapy

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • communication
  • connection
  • couples therapy
  • desire
  • marriage counseling
  • marriage therapy
  • relationship care
  • relationships

Celebrate Your Independence on Valentine's Day

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Celebrating solo on February 14th? What a perfect opportunity to show YOURSELF some love!

(Restoring relationships is my passion, so it only made sense that the first blog post is dedicated to a holiday that celebrates relationships.)

What do you do when you find yourself without a romantic partner on Valentine's Day? If you embrace the day like any other then I applaud you! But if you find yourself struggling with the single life then this post is for you.

Days like these can be difficult to spend alone. I get it...I really do.  I invite you to pause, breat ...

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Posted in:

  • Relationships
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Love
  • Single Life

Tags:

  • boundaries
  • relationship care
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • single life

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