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The Impact of Estrangement on Mental Health

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The Impact of Estrangement on Mental Health

Have you found yourself distancing or cutting ties with a family member? You're not alone. Recent statistics from Psychology Today reveal that over a quarter of the U.S. population currently experiences estrangement from family members, and more than 43% have encountered family estrangement at some point in their lives.Estrangement often arises from various factors such as neglect, abuse, divorce, incarceration,...[ read more ]

How to Manage Pre-Wedding Family Drama

A wedding is a special celebration of two lives coming together as one. It is a time to drink, be merry, and look forward to many years of wedded bliss. However, planning that wedding can be an absolute nightmare when everyone is chiming in with their opinion and when some people don’t get along with others. If you can relate,...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Family Drama Around the Holidays

For many of us, spending time with family during the holidays is something straight out of a Hallmark movie, with days filled with comfort and joy. But for others, the holidays with family are scarier than Halloween. From the stress of traveling to the pressure of buying and wrapping gifts and the fact many family members can’t be in the...[ read more ]

How Narcissistic Parents Affect Mental Health in Children

For many children, childhood is a time of wonder, play, and discovery. These children have parents who give them the safety and security to explore the world around them and grow to reach their full potential. But some children have one or more parents who lack the proper skills or behavior to allow their children to feel safe, secure, and unconditionally...[ read more ]

What is Emotional Incest?

Many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional, where boundaries between parents and adults were blurred in unhealthy ways. Emotional incest is not of a sexual nature, but it does describe unhealthy emotional interactions between adults and children that are psychologically inappropriate.What this looks like in a real-life is a parent treating their child as a partner, relying...[ read more ]