Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing

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Relationships

Rules For Life – Answers or Excuses

by Ken La Salle Welcome back to my continuing series of Rules For Life. Most of these essays are inspired by personal experience and this one is no different, …

Tips on How to Heal a Broken Family for a Happier Christmas

by Todd Griffin Christmas time is a time of celebration, fun, and a time when families come together. Unfortunately, not all families are as close as others …

4 Things That Tear a Family Apart

by Aleksandre McMenamin The bond of family is an incredibly powerful one. A family is essentially a naturally built-in support structure for your life, and to …

Wedding Plans

by Nikolas Wong Giovanna was soon to be married to her fiancé, Charlie. I rarely saw them, which made saying ‘congratulations’ difficult; so I invited …

Maintaining a Healthy Relationship between a Parent and a Young Adult

Family dynamics change over time, especially as children grow into young adulthood. Minors make the transition by starting to take on adult responsibilities …

Dating Red Flags for Single Parents

If you are a single parent re-entering the dating scene, your list of priorities when committing to a serious relationship will be significantly different than …

Switch Roles: Adjusting To A Rebellious Older Parent

Guest Blogger: Jonathan Rosenfeld  It may be shocking for caretakers to hear one of their aging parents say something that may be perceived as ‘rude’. …

If You Want Valentines Done Right You Have to Do it Yourself

Guest Blogger: Valerie Garcia Valentine’s Day has been the one holiday that focuses on a man’s love for his significant other, but there is no …

Fighting Can Actually Bring You Closer to Your Mate!

Let’s face it … not many people like conflicts; they’re unpleasant. But it’s also unlikely that when you’re in a relationship …

5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Relationship Violence

Guest Blogger: Treisha Picture this. If a stranger attacks you while walking down a street, how would you respond? Normal reaction would be to run away as …

Read in Your Language

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