Coping with 2020 Election Season Stress

This election season in the U.S. is more stressful than ever before (and that’s saying something). Some common difficulties I’ve been hearing about include doomscrolling, feeling hurt and unsupported when friends and family hold discriminatory views, and fear and hopelessness about the future. All of these feelings and MORE are completely valid. And the questionContinue reading “Coping with 2020 Election Season Stress”

Does marriage counseling work?

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”  ― Dave Meurer When people ask if marriage counseling works, what they’re really asking is, can counseling save my marriage? Well, the answer is complicated, and dependent on a lot of factors. For one thing,Continue reading “Does marriage counseling work?”

Three Tips for Managing Envy

I knew I wanted to marry my husband after we had only been dating for a few months. So as friends and acquaintances began getting engaged, I felt happy for them, and at the same time, incredibly envious. I don’t feel proud of these feelings, but I’m sharing them on this blog to make theContinue reading “Three Tips for Managing Envy”

Why do people keep doing the same things over and over?

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama My husband has this annoying habit: He is ALWAYS looking at his phone. Including when we’re with friends and family.Continue reading “Why do people keep doing the same things over and over?”