Thankful for what?!

Thanksgiving has just ended and the (American) holiday season is getting into full swing. This is typically the time of year when we count our blessings and give thanks for them.

If you're in the midst of a troubled relationship, however, you may be thinking, "What blessings? What do I have to be thankful for?"

If this is how you feel, I've got good news for you. You're human.

It's hard enough dealing with a troubled relationship/marriage, a potential separation, or even divorce in a "normal" week. Throw the holidays on top and you've got a recipe for disaster!

Why is it so hard to stay positive and focused during the holidays? Why are we so easily tripped into overreacting, lashing out, or arguing over the smallest things? It’s all about your brain.

A Little (Neuro)Science  >>>>>>>>

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Dreading the Holidays?

It's November and that means the fall and winter holidays are fast approaching. If you're in the midst of a separation or moving into divorce territory, this can be one of the most dreaded times of the year.


Because it's a time for traditions and family and laughter and celebration -- some of the things you may not quite be connecting with as you try to deal with the potential or impending breakup of your marriage.

So what can you do during this holiday period?  >>>>>>

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The Economy and Divorce

It seems everywhere you look lately, there are signs of confusion and doubt about the economy and where things are heading. Confusion causes fear and fear causes people to make bad decisions. (If you're interested in the brain science behind that, give me a call at 516.216.4233).

Couple this with the fact that money issues is one of the primary contributors to arguments in relationships and you can guess how all the bad news might be impacting marriages.

Yes, divorce seems to be on the rise in this time of uncertainty and fear.

So what can you do about it if you find your marriage succumbing to this overly negative environment?  >>>>>>

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