Patti Carmalt-Vener


Stories by Patti Carmalt-Vener

No Quick Fix

It’s important to retain a level of respect for a drug-addicted sibling

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 06/23/2016
The Business of Love

A father’s criticism may be more about him than his son

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 06/09/2016
Life Out of Tune

Don’t alienate your son over his decision to forego a career in music

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 06/02/2016
Kickin' It

Getting off opiates is tough but doable

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 05/26/2016
Unconditional Support

A traumatized child needs to know the sexual or physical abuse they suffered was not their fault

Author Bliss Bowen , Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 05/19/2016
Rage Advice ...

Keep defensive responses from hurting others

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 05/12/2016
With Friends Like These ...

Don’t put up with mean-spirited putdown jokes

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 05/05/2016
The Power of Play

Play therapy will give voice to a child’s inner motivation and help her emotional growth

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 04/28/2016
Grow With the Pain

A spouse’s strength will help overcome the challenges associated with major surgery

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 04/21/2016
Do Your Homework

Helpful ways to improve or repair a rocky relationship

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 04/14/2016
Abortion vs. Adoption

Be your own best friend when things are tough

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 04/07/2016
Going 'Overboard'

A woman’s inability to tell a sibling her true feelings may be rooted in hurtful childhood memories

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 03/31/2016
Too Deep

Just because you love someone doesn’t make it the right relationship

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 03/24/2016
Negative Enmeshment

Healthy emotional bonds with another shouldn’t lead to losing your own identity

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 03/17/2016
Watch and Learn
Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 03/10/2016