In a time when emotional awareness seems to be at an all-time high, it’s peculiar that bonding with children seems to be struggling. Why? Here are a few of the reasons this may be the case and what we can do about it.
More Relationships Features
We naturally want to fix people who are not doing things the way they should—or the way we think they should. They are not following our rules! This is particularly true within family relationships—and it can be very damaging.
I am the father of a 29-year-old daughter, who, less than a year ago, committed adultery that resulted in a divorce to the man she had been married to for the past five years. I loved her ex-husband as my own son. Am I wrong not wanting to ever be in the presence or engaged with this adulterous other man?
I have a 22-year-old daughter that at the age of 14 years old tried to commit suicide after being in a toxic relationship. She chased after that guy for four years until she met her next boyfriend and her next. She is repeating toxic tendencies. How do I handle a daughter like her and the emotional rollercoaster she puts me through?
Illuminate Podcast: A Guide to Therapeutic Disclosure for Couples Trying to Heal from Sexual Betrayal
When someone comes forward with the truth or gets caught, that's a disclosure. But it's usually really messy and doesn't necessarily create a lot of healing. So, in this episode today we're going to talk about what therapeutic disclosure looks like, why it's important, how to slow it down, and how to structure it to make it as beneficial to your healing process as possible.
Your Hardest Family Question: How can I make sure my teenage sons don’t turn out like my ex-husband?
After spending years in a marriage where I experienced betrayal and dishonesty, how can I respond to my teenagers without fear and harsh reaction when they display similar behaviors that my former spouse had?
As the years go by our son has become very outspoken in his beliefs about religion and politics. If any of our family members give an opinion on these issues, he definitely fights back. No one wants to talk about anything or any subject with him. As his mother I refuse to let him go.