HOW DID STELLA GET HER GROOVE BACK–After Her Hysterectomy?
Low libido can wreak havoc on a relationship if left unchecked. It can cause resentment and start to erode other areas of the couple-system. The fact is, there are about a million things that can drive libido into the ground, especially for women. And there are no little blue pills that can help, for women. A woman’s body can be compromised, injured, inundated with medications, surgeries, and difficulties aging. The consequences to the body and the person when taking certain medications, or recovering from a surgery (i.e. hysterectomy), and often times during menopause can be a reduction in sex drive.
STAYING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR EX’S FAMILY
For some grandparents, the announcement of the birth of a grandchild means new life, new hope, and renewed dreams. Oftentimes a strong energy is sparked within those middle-aged hearts to be someone grand to someone so small and vulnerable. We’ve all seen the doting, bragging grandparent ripping off reams of pictures from the old tattered wallet. Their pride and joy can be contagious. But then, there are those grandparents who tend to bring drama and conflict. They are meddlesome and undermining. Regardless of the type of grandparents your children have, if you are the ex-in-law it may be difficult to determine your role in staying in touch with your ex’s family.
3 KEYS TO PROTECTING KIDS OF SINGLE-PARENTS
When the absent-parent is still a source of pain
I once heard a wise psychologist tell a struggling single-mom that if her child was old enough to ask the question about where dad was, then that child deserved an honest answer. A child’s realization that their family structure is different from other children is only one of many heartbreaking situations single-parents deal with as they attempt to shape their children into strong, responsible, open-minded, and caring people. The dilemma is often about whether or not to tell our children the truth about the absent parent and the steps we are responsible for in assuaging the difficulty for our children.
Kisa McKinney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist trained in family systems and psychodynamic psychology. She is dedicated to helping individuals discover, accept, and bring a whole cultivated person to every relationship. She has worked to support hundreds of individuals and families improve interpersonal relationships since 1998. She believes gaining insight can cause transformative action in every life. Proud of the influence and growth she has facilitated amongst families, women, the LGBTQ community, and couples, she has a practice in Farmington Hills, MI and is accepting new clients. (CLICK HERE to explore working with Kisa.)