It may be that you suspect your teen is using alcohol or drugs. You want to open up the conversation because you’re concerned. But you don’t want to put your teen on the defensive.
“I feel so overwhelmed! I have no idea how I’m going to get everything done that’s on my plate right now!” Sound familiar?Read More
If you’re like most parents, you’ve likely heard something like this from your teen once or twice—“You’re the worst parent ever!” Sound painfully familiar?Read More
You’ve noticed there’s something “off” about your partner or someone you love lately, but you can’t put your finger on it. They seem withdrawn and more reserved than normal.Read More
It’s a new year, which means the opportunity for new beginnings. Like many, you may be planning to go on a big trip or get back into shape. Think about this—when you’re making your list of goals for the coming year, why not include ways to lower your stress and reduce anxiety?
It can be hard just getting through the day. In the morning, you may see a news story about Afghanistan, which brings back a memory from when you served.
Name three specific things you resent about your partner. Now name three specific things you appreciate about them. This shouldn’t be too hard. But now imagine doing this in the presence of your spouse.
Anxiety and the holidays are almost synonymous with one another. There’s so much to do and so many obligations on your plate that it gets overwhelming very quickly.Read More
New clothes – check. School supplies – check. Getting a handle on that new schedule – check. It took some planning and effort, but you survived those initial weeks of back-to-school with your teen.
Anxiety symptoms take many forms: It’s the knot in your stomach as you navigate through the demands of your day, the racing pulse that rings in your ears as you interact with your friends, your family, or your partner; it’s even the feeling of unease for no reason at all.