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Miscarriage can create trauma which requires healing. Here are some insights from couples therapy to help you heal from your loss Regardless of how far along you were when it happened, the loss of your baby is real. It hurts. It doesn’t matter that up to 25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies are lost. It… Read more

We live in times of big change and events of unprecedented, global impact. We’ve experienced weeks of the uncertainty and fear of pandemic, the emotional and logistical challenge of social isolation, and the sometimes devastating effects of recession. All of these combined have made us anxious as a society and as individuals. The world we… Read more

There’s no doubt about it, pregnancy loss is one of the biggest challenges that can hit a relationship. It is also one of the biggest personal challenges a woman can face. Even though an estimated 20% of pregnancies end in a loss, miscarriage is not a common topic of conversation, and those experiencing this type… Read more

Ways to Recognize and Ease the Psychological Distress of Quarantine This time of isolation and self-quarantine continues to drag on, leading to many different emotions and reactions in all of us. A couple stuck at home together has to find space, time, and energy to create an adequate work environment. They have trouble focusing on… Read more

Whether you’re quarantined in New York City or socially distancing in a Midwest suburb, coronavirus is affecting all of us. Feeling afraid or worried is a completely natural, instinctive response to this global pandemic, and it seems the majority of us are experiencing anxiety. In a survey study of more than 1200 people in China… Read more

As COVID-19 has spread further and impacted more and more lives, many of us are experiencing very real anxiety and fear. These are normal, healthy reactions to a life- and society-changing pandemic, but they don’t have to control us. Here are a few tips on how to stay calm while we’re socially-distancing, self-isolating, or even… Read more

Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in all those Pampers commercials are smiling like they enjoy the diaper-changing process. Celebrities pose with their new babies and cherubic toddlers made perfect by a team of makeup artists and lighting crews. These portrayals… Read more

Research shows that social connection benefits our physical, emotional, and mental health. When we have secure emotional connections, we feel more confident, more independent, and we’re more likely to be successful. It may not come as a surprise that a thriving intimate relationship is also based on emotional connection. But sometimes those relationships falter and… Read more

A few ideas for navigating the season of joy (and stress) when everyone knows you don’t have a baby yet. Trying to conceive is not always a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses. For some, the process can be arduous and emotional. As supportive as family and friends are trying to be, their… Read more

Most of us want to be in a relationship.  For women in particular, the quality of their relationships is closely related to their emotional well-being.  Having a close relationship with your partner can help you feel confident, inspired, and energized enough to reach your goals.  A strong relationship can also help you face life’s biggest… Read more