1. What’s Dad’s Role in the Era of the #MeToo Movement?

    Q: I’m overwhelmed by all of the stories of sexual harassment and abuse in the news lately. It seems to be everywhere. As a father, how can I protect my girls?   A: The best thing you can do for your daughters is to set an example of how they should be treated. Here are a few suggestions from our staff: Gail Groboski, LCSW-C says, “Show them what healthy relationship are so they carry those l…Read More

  2. Is Nesting a Realistic Option for Our Separation?

    Q: My husband and I have been drifting apart or years. We’ve come close to divorce so many times, but we have three young kids. I can’t imagine sending them back and forth between houses for the remainder of their childhoods. We’re the ones who can't make it work. Why should they carry the burden that divorce causes? I've read about “nesting” (where the children remain in the family home…Read More

  3. What Can A Divorce Coach Do For Me?

    Q: I’m in the middle of a difficult divorce. My attorney calls it “high conflict.” I’m six months into this and still have a long way to go. I feel my family and friends are exhausted hearing about it. My attorney suggested a divorce coach. What can a divorce coach do for me that I’m not already getting from my therapist and attorney? A: We’re so glad you asked. Divorce Coaching is a p…Read More

  4. Parenting Coordinator helps with Ex

    How a Parenting Coordinator Helps With a Horrible ExGet Help When You Need It by Cherie Morris | Do you have a former spouse that continues to make your life miserable after divorce? Do you feel as though there is way too much interaction and she believes it’s too little? Did you get divorced so you didn’t have to deal with her and now it feels like all you do is hear from her? A parenting …Read More

  5. Co-Parenting With Your Ex

    Co-parenting requires you to be empathetic and patient with your ex, which is easier said than done. Break ups are fraught with emotion, even when you can choose to never see your ex again. When children are involved, you have to accept that you will have to work with your ex to ensure that your child gets the best parenting possible. While it is stressful, there are steps you can take to make it …Read More

  6. My Husband Has Been Using The Ashley Madison Website

    Originally published by The Lakelands Leader in our Laudable Life advice column. Q: Last night I found out my husband has been using the Ashley Madison website.  We’ve been married for nine years, happily I thought, and we have three kids.   I’m shocked, devastated, and confused.  I don’t know what to do, yet I feel an urgent need to do something.  I feel like my head is exploding.  He…Read More

  7. Divorce & Children

    Divorce is hard on everyone involved. What many parents don’t realize is that children are often the ones who come out of a divorce worse for the wear. The short term vs. long term effects of divorce on children are dependent on age of the child when the divorce occurs. The effects are also dependent on whether the split is amicable or full of drama. Marriage counseling in Gaithersburg, MD can h…Read More