Archives For July 2007

KSL TVââ?¬â??Studio 5

Within any given marital commitment ceremony, generally speaking, we vow to love, honor, and cherish our one true love. However, behind our one-and-only stands a whole line of other people who have loved, supported, and embraced our special someone long before we came around. It is a package deal and according to Studio 5 Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Liz Hale, there are responsibilities every party has in order to ensure that that this “package” becomes a gift rather than excess baggage we bring into marriage. Continue Reading…

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KSL TVââ?¬â??Studio 5

Currently in the United States, one out of three Americans has a step-relationship of some kind: step-parent, step-sibling, step-child, step-grandparent, step-somethingââ?¬Â¦but how do you blend histories and personalities without feeling that you’re a step down from traditional families? Continue Reading…

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KSL TVââ?¬â??Studio 5

Have you ever found yourself searching for the details of a celebrity breakup, or deconstructing the tension between a couple at a dinner party? What are we looking for? Perhaps some essential knowledge about the healthy state of our own marriage (or lack there of)? Could it be that marriage is just perpetually interesting, whether we’re in one or not? Continue Reading…

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KSL TVââ?¬â??Studio 5

If you are a single mother you may feel isolated, but you’re certainly not alone: over 10 million American households are headed by single moms. Today, one in every four children in our country lives in a single-parent home. While the circumstances around single parenting vary, the reality is the same: parenting without a partner is extremely demanding and stressful.Parenting under traditional settings is hard enough as it is, but to be on your own is incredibly difficult, especially when the reality of what is, is not what you had imagined it to be when you started out with the dream of having a family of your own. Even though not all of us either choose or have the opportunity to marry and have a family, it is innately a large part of who we are, and disappointments around these crucial life passages can be devastating. Continue Reading…

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