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Check Yourself

A little patience with a still-grieving elderly in-law could result in closer family bonds

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/23/2015
Sweeten Your Life

Combining psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and education is often the most effective treatment for the emotional effects of diabetes

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/16/2015
Grandparents As Parents

Grandmother sees her 7-year-old ward as a blessing

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/09/2015
The Stress Factor

Women trying to get pregnant often experience depression and anxiety

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 04/02/2015
What's the Plan?

It’s OK to cohabitate in mom and dad’s home, up to a point

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/26/2015
Coming Home

Much can change from when a soldier ships out and returns to anxious family members

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/19/2015
Envisioning You

Don’t let negative enmeshment lead to losing your unique and valuable self

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/12/2015
Dark Thoughts

An elderly person’s visions of death are healthy until they become an obsession

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 03/05/2015
All in a Dream

Don’t ignore that ‘little man’ asking for help

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 02/26/2015
Getting Over Yourself

Parental support and assistance can help teens overcome shyness

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 02/19/2015
Bully Backlash

Victims of workplace bullying need family support and professional counseling

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 02/12/2015
A Hand Up

A friend can sometimes help navigate rough waters at your child’s school

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 02/05/2015
Safety First

Don’t take chances and call authorities if child abuse is suspected

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 01/29/2015
What Would Grandma Say?

Use the way your biggest fan loved you as a model to create a similar self-love

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 01/22/2015
Too Close for Comfort

What does adult attachment theory say about your current relationship?

Categories: Well Being Author: Patti Carmalt-Vener Date: 01/15/2015