A Letter to Mom

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Yes, this is an actual picture of me at something like 15 and my real-life mom. I believe we're on a biking trip in one of the Carolinas.  The exceptionally poor quality is due to this having been taken at twilight with one of those yellow plastic disposable cameras.  (Remember those?) So this post is about raising teens and, appropriately, links to my latest article at the Raising Teens blog ("a site for parents grappling with sanity"): Letter to Mom from Son at Graduation.  The truth is that I did not write this to my mom, nor did I write it at graduation.  I wrote it quite recently after b...
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A New Approach to Dealing with Cheaters

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I'm not saying I recommend this, but it certainly is one avenue a person could take...   www.cnn.com/2015/09/24/europe/cheating-husband-billboard-sign Looking for information on this issue that's a little more helpful? Take a look at our services for couples with infidelity problems at https://baltimoretherapycenter.com/counseling-services/counseling-for-couples/affair.
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How to Argue with Your Spouse without Solving Anything

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An article I wrote about spousal disagreements has been posted on wellness.com: Arguments among dating and married couples have gotten a bad name. Sure, they cause anger, frustration, tears, breakups, and divorces, but apart from that, who doesn't enjoy a good yell at their partner from time to time? https://www.wellness.com/blog/13270621/how-to-argue-with-your-spouse-without-solving-anything/raffi-bilek   Learn more about our couples counseling services here.
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Playdates Made Easy

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This article made me both laugh and cry out loud! Becoming a mother brings children, mess, a larger wardrobe, and fewer friends.  For people (like me) who thrive on social interaction and friendship, making time for social interaction is vital for our sanity.  And it can be done - once you recognize that it is a priority above, say, a spotless carpet.  Forgive yourself for a messy home and an overpriced meal at a restaurant so that you can recharge yourself to properly do the job of being a parent! http://www.kveller.com/blog/parenting/playdates-made-easy-with-this-convenient-form-for-moms/...
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