Tips from a Family Mediator in Chicago for a Successful Co-Parenting Relationship – by Brian James

A family mediator in Chicago helps parents who may not have the best relationship develop a new one for the sake of their children.  After a marriage or relationship ends, it can be difficult for parents to restructure their relationship.  However, many studies indicate that children thrive when there is less conflict between their parents. 

How to Manage Anger -Written by Aaron Karmin LCPC

During arguments, sometimes one or more parties involved can overreact. An overreaction occurs when a precipitating factor triggers an exaggerated response. Therefore, when a person overreacts, it’s actually the result of a person’s perception of the situation. When these types of events occur, it usually brings some sort of inconvenience or disappointment that triggers underlying

Estranged or Abandoned by a Parent: Are Children Scarred for Life? – Written by Deborah Moskovitch

I am working on a book currently entitled: “Children and Divorce: The Effects of Abandonment and Estrangement: Understanding the Consequences, The Importance of Healing, And a Chance to Reconnect.” While doing my research, I have spoken with many adult children who have shared their stories on how this loss has affected their lives. I’m often

Considering Couples Counseling?

  All couples can benefit from therapy or counseling to reduce stress, conflict, negative interaction, and improve relationship strengths as well as increase intimacy and happiness. It is a common misconception that seeking couples therapy means your relationship has serious problems or is doomed. All relationships have issues and conflict and we have professionals who

Marriages & Partnerships: The Petri Dishes Where We Rework Our Issues – Written by Joyce Marter, LCPC

As part of human nature, we unconsciously gravitate towards partners who help us rework our issues from our families-of-origin or other earlier life experiences. We all gravitate to what is familiar, which is why so us are reminded of aspects of our parents when we look at our mates. This recreation of old relational and