HEALTHY HOMELIFE

INVALIDATIONDecember 2017

Sophie was stuck. She was having a very hard time understanding why her husband, Martin, was so upset with her. Martin had shared that he was upset that Sophie had told his brother about an incident that occurred between them. During the session, Sophie dutifully repeated everything Martin said and seemed to be listening actively, Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

GIVE THAT COMPLIMENT!November 2017

Anna and Mike were having a disagreement in my office. Anna: He never tells methat I look nice and I really need to hear that from him. Mike:I’m just not the type to give compliments. It isn’t my thing. Anna:What does that even mean? What’s the big deal if every once in a while you say, Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

WHEN WORRY BECOMES AN ANXIETY DISORDEROctober 2017

The young man walked into my office looking around furtively. “This place is messy,” he said. I looked around the office to check out what he was seeing. “My wife would hate it.” He described his wife’s need for orderliness, her constant control of where he left his things, her anger and lashing out when Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

MAKING PEACE WITH STRESSSeptember 2017

Back to school means back to schedules, back to deadlines, back to stressors that were held at bay during the lazy days of summer. Students experience the start of a new school year with a mix of excitement and worry – worry about the new teacher, the new workload, perhaps a new set of classmates, Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

BELOVED FRIENDSAugust 2017

Weddings make me feel overcome with happiness and hope. They remind me that, despite the 50% divorce rate, couples young and old are taking a leap of faith and joining together to form a family. In my work as a marriage counselor, I meet with couples after the blush of first love is gone and Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

GOING HOME AGAIN – FOR THE SUMMERJuly 2017

Overheard within a family home: Child 1:You can’t just leave your mess around and expect somebodyelse to clean it up! Child 2:Who asked you to clean it up? I’ll get to it later. Child 1: But I need to use the kitchen now and I don’t want to do it in your mess! Have some courtesy! Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

MAY I HELP YOU?June 2017

Every one of us humans has basic fundamental needs. Some we can fulfill on our own and some require the help of others. When we’re able to meet our own needs we feel confident and competent. On the other hand, whenwe need to depend upon someone else to fulfill them we become vulnerable as anyone Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

CONFLICT AS OPPORTUNITYApril 2017

What do you think of when you read the word “conflict?” Many of us think of screaming and yelling and see conflict as something to be avoided at all costs. Others relish the idea of a good debate and thrive on the drama. In a conflict there is usually a winner and a loser and, Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

RULES OF MARRIAGE THAT ARE BEST IGNOREDMarch 2017

Here are three pieces of widely shared marital advice that, while well intentioned, are not very practical or helpful. “Never go to bed angry” – This is one maxim I have never understood. What’s the alternative? Stay up all night and fight?! Anger is not an emotion we can turn on and off at will. Read More »

By Mozelle Forman, Lcsw

HUMAN BY NATUREFebruary 2017

Creating a happy marriage has always been a challenge, because the very things that are essential to a meaningful marriage do not come naturally to us. Let’s take a look at the fundamentals – sharing, doing what we are told to do, and taking responsibility for our actions. The tendency to share is not an Read More »

By Mozelle Forman
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