The Psychosocial Effects on Personality: Social Markers to Follow in Early Personality Development

The environment has its own impact on the development of an individual’s personality. The relationship between parents and between parents and their children matters a lot, as each person who is present in our environment contributes in modeling our...

Saying I Do: What Happens at a Catholic Wedding (VIDEO)

This video resource, produced by the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, walks you through the Rite of Marriage, whether you’re marrying another Catholic, a baptized person who is not Catholic, or someone who is not...

Avoiding wedding photography mishaps

Note: the following is re-posted with permission from The Compass, the official newspaper for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Original link here. A video on YouTube is making the rounds on photography websites and blogs. I decided to...

Staying Involved as a Non-Custodial Parent

It is often difficult for non-custodial parents to have regular, meaningful contact with their kids following the divorce. It is so difficult that there are many non-custodial parents who gradually slip out of their children’s lives. Studies verify the...

Codependency No More: How to Recover from Self-Love Deficit Disorder

When a therapist colleague and friend recently asked me to explain what Self-Love Deficit Disorder is and how to treat it, I panicked — although I love talking about my latest discoveries, especially my renaming of codependency to Self-Love...

The Keys to a Successful Relationship

About 50% of all relationships fail. We all know that by now. But why? The reason most of them fail is because we are not doing the work. The work in a relationship is all within ourselves. It is in...

Relationship OCD

One thing is definite about obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is creative, with no shortage of themes to latch onto. Typically, OCD will attack the very things the person with the disorder holds most dear. Training to reach your dream as...