parenting and marriage

Saving Your Marriage from Harvey

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I have to confess that I have snapped at my husband once or ten times in the last week. Even my kids have been on the receiving end of my stress. Though my house remained dry through this horrendous flood, watching the water rise within inches of my house has caused permanent nerve damage I feel sure. I am not an anxious person but when water rose by the foot over night, I experienced panic. What will we do if it floods? How will we get out? How will we get food? Supplies? Is the water ok to drink? Then the power went out. We scrambled for flashlights and played...

Dear New Parents,

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Blog Post by Courtney Miller I remember it like it was yesterday. I was 8 ½ months pregnant with my first child, and I was out walking the hills in my neighborhood for the fifth time that week. I was so ready to meet my baby boy, and I was convinced that the walking would bring him sooner. As I was finishing my walk, I came across two other mothers with their kids in strollers. Based on my size, they inevitably made comments about how I must be close to my due date. I confirmed that I was and told them how anxious I was to meet him. They smiled...

Dear Clueless Husband, (Holiday Edition)

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Blog Post by Gina Watson, MS, LMFT Husbands are good guys who just need a little help and prodding.  Happy Wife, Happy Life.  I’m here to help. If your family celebrates Christmas, read on. Does your wife seem more stressed around the holidays?  Is she spiking her eggnog or drinking more champagne?  It’s possible this is not because she is in a festive mood, but rather she is self-medicating her holiday stress.  You see, while women love the idea of Christmas and the idea of lavishing gifts on loved ones, in reality, it leaves us mired in self-judgment.  The task list for the average mother is literally endless.  At some point...