Acknowledge Your Spouse!!

If you were like the other millions of people in the country, you watched Kobe Bryant’s last basketball game. At the end of the game, when he was given the floor to address his fans, he thanked his wife for all the sacrifices she has made in holding down the fort at home, so that […]

Dear Charise – I Love My Husband, But I Still Think About My Ex

Dear Charise, I have been for the most part, happily married to my husband for 16 years and we have a beautiful family of 3 children. I know that my husband loves me. We have a gorgeous home, our children are privileged with life experiences such as traveling, I get to be an at-home mom; and yet, for […]

Who You Marry Will Be the Most Important Decision You Make

In life, there are many decisions we make. Some decisions impact us greatly with positive and/or negative consequences and some are quickly forgotten. However, with the decision to choose a spouse, this is one that will impact you in both ways FOREVER. In leui of my last post from the divorced dad and the scandal […]

Dear Charise, My Valentine is Not Romantic

Dear Charise, I have been with my husband for over 10 years and we have three children. I have never been one to ask for any gifts, much less expect it. I typically am very content going out with my entire family or going someplace low-key. However, I feel something within me growing and I […]

What My Clients Have Learned from 50 Shades

I am going to be honest…I do not have a strong desire to give my personal opinion on 50 Shades of Grey. The internet is infiltrated with a flood of articles and commentaries on EVERYONE and their mother’s opinions of the crazy popularized book of 50 Shades (and ironically many of these people commenting have […]

Nicholas Sparks Has Done a Disservice to Men

Many people blame Disney princesses for convoluding our young girls’ minds into thinking that we can be princesses and that our prince charming will come for us and we shall live happily ever after (yes, insert vomit noices now). However, as a therapist, I find writers like Nicholas Sparks to convolude grown women’s minds. If […]

What I Want Men to Know, From a Woman

The other week, I shared how disheartened I was by what men were saying these days. I grew up with fairly “traditional” men. I never heard my father, grandfather, or uncles complain about how hard they had to work in life. I never heard them complain or speak about their wives in a condesending manner. […]

Men, I am Disheartened by You

I have been somewhat disheartened lately as I listen to men speak about women. It never really bothered me before and I believe it is because of where I am today in my life. I am a wife and a mother of both a son and daughters.  I have had my own observations as to […]

Marriage is Horribly Beautiful!!

Some of the responses I received from my last post was interesting. And, for the most part, people who messaged me privately DO believe in marriage. So, why exactly is there such negativity around the concept of marriage? Why do people roll their eyes or make dumb “ball and chain” jokes? Why do people believe […]

Do You Still Believe in Marriage?

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I was away as my family attended my sister-in-law’s wedding. It’s always interesting to watch the dynamics of a wedding and how people’s opinions on marriage tend to come out unsolicited. I shared how there was a lot to process from my two weeks away and my husband […]