Category Archives: hardships

The Value in Perspective Taking by Sandy Morrison

    I don’t know that I agree that any experience can be transformed into something with positive value.  For example, I would find it nearly impossible to find something positive in things like domestic abuse, terrorism, or starving children.  Putting … Continue reading

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Recalling your strengths, improving your relationship by Alex Chan

As human beings, it’s very easy to pay attention to the negative events or situations that we come across every day. Some would say that this tendency has helped us survive as a species. If we never took the time … Continue reading

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Fathers are Forever

I Coordinate the STRONG Families Initiative at the Alfred Saliba Center for Families in Dothan, AL. I am writing to share an experience of heroism and love. My parents are celebrating 58 years of marriage on November 17, 2013. I … Continue reading

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Facebook Infidelity

In my training as a therapist, I have noticed that almost all of our couples have one thing in common: Facebook.  Yes, these couples have issues outside of Facebook and their Facebook use is more likely a symptom of the … Continue reading

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Marriage Takes More Than 2

Sitting on a plane last weekend, my friend Mallory leaned over to me and said “I just love my husband. Marriage is pretty amazing, isn’t it?” Amid the overpowering hum of the jet engines and the flight attendant’s explanation of … Continue reading

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