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 – My Family is Not Inclusive

It’s the Holiday Season!! This time every year, my practice doubles with clients. Despite the Holidays being a time of joy and togetherness, it often times conjures up negativity. Since Summer vacation, I have received numerous ‘Dear Charise’ emails regarding family or in-laws not including others in family get-togethers. I have received many more as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marriage is About Being Selfless, Right?

There is a blog post going around, entitled Marriage Isn’t For You. I have been emailed and messaged by several people asking my opinion on what this man has to say. These are my thoughts both as a woman, but also a therapist…. This man’s overall message is something I do NOT disagree with. I […]