Dysfunctional family relationshipsAugust 15, 2015 – 07:09 am

Dysfunctional family relationships

I grew up in a very dysfunctional family, and have been untangling the threads of my family s belief systems and behaviors for years in search of my own truths. One of the hallmarks of dysfunctional families is secrecy, and I hope that by sharing my insights through this blog and my memoir, The Box of Daughter , I can help people learn how to cope with dysfunctional families, and offer insight and validation for others who may be involved in dysfunctional…

How to deal with broken family relationships?November 13, 2015 – 02:24 pm

How to deal with broken family relationships?

My aunt passed away last week and I feel nothing but emptiness and void. My mother and her sisters had a falling over thirty years ago, when I was a small child. My mother refuses to see another side of the events of that night other than hers. She steadfastly holds onto her position as if it s the air she breathes, the cables holding her over the cliff, and if she let go, she would fall into the abyss. For three decades my mother hasn t spoken to…

Family and relationship TherapistsJanuary 3, 2017 – 08:39 am

Family and relationship Therapists

If you are interested in the program’s counseling services and would like to make an appointment with a couples and family therapist, please call 541-346-0923 for the Center for Healthy Relationships. The Couples and Family Therapy (CFT) master s is a 90-credit, two-year program that prepares students to become professional family therapists in preparation for state licensure. You can learn about the program by exploring our website, and you can watch…

Family relationships problemsDecember 3, 2014 – 11:35 am

Family relationships problems

I ve lost contact with my children, how can I cope with this? The sense of loss and upset when the contact between parent and children is lost can be overwhelming. The depth of sadness may come as a surprise, and often is akin to mourning. The grief can be difficult to accept especially if you had I think my child is being bullied It’s a common anxiety for many parents – what to do if their child is being bullied. Many parents worry about the most…

Abusive family relationshipsMay 23, 2016 – 03:46 pm

Abusive family relationships

Serena grew up in a family where she was the caretaker. The oldest of four, Serena was the only member of her family capable of deep caring, empathy and compassion. As a result, she was always attempting to protect her brother and sisters from her father s physical and emotional abuse. Even her mother learned to turn to her for help and protection. Because everyone learned to rely on Serena, when things didn t turn out the way they wanted, Serena…

Family and relationship QuotesAugust 12, 2016 – 10:05 am

Family and relationship Quotes

Jamaican music star Bob Marley is probably best-remembered for his songs of revolution and struggle, but he also wrote many songs about love, both good and bad. Here are some of the best quotes about love (and family and other relationships, too), hand-selected from Marley s enormous body of lyrics: I ll push the wood, then I blaze ya fire, then I ll satisfy your heart s desire - Stir it Up (Purchase MP3) Make love and not war, cause we don t…

Focus on the Family, relationshipMay 5, 2016 – 07:07 am

Focus on the Family, relationship

So, you re in a relationship. It s a pretty exciting time of life, huh? Perhaps you recently met someone who caught your interest, and you re hoping that with time you ll be able to discern if the relationship should move toward marriage. Or maybe you ve been dating for quite some time now. You ve identified the other person s strengths, but have also discovered some traits that leave you scratching your head. In either case, you have probably found…

Technology and family relationshipsJune 7, 2016 – 04:18 pm

Technology and family relationships

MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Photo by: Roman Kajzer @FotoManiacNYC FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / FLICKR / TWITTER Mission San Juan Capistrano was a Spanish mission in colonial Las Californias. Its ruins are located in present-day San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, southern California. Introduction The mission was founded in 1776, by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order. Named for Giovanni da Capistrano, a 15th-century theologian and warrior priest who…