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To go, or Not To Go Alone. That is the question!

This blog post was written by guest blogger, Bobbe White. Bobbe White is a nationally recognized expert speaker and author on humor and laughter therapy. She has been featured in the New York Times, Family Circle, First Magazine, and Newsweek Japan, on “Laughter as a current trend in the workplace.” White is author of two books, Life […]

Healthy Teenage Rebellion Creates Independent Adults

July 26th, 2012 / Uncategorized / No Comments

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now, Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Running away, school expulsion, drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, disobedience,  and disrespect.  The joys of raising an adolescent!  It’s such a special time isn’t it?  All joking aside, raising your child through adolescents may be one of the hardest times as a parent.   Of […]

Blast Off! Launching Your Young Adult

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Today many young adults are staying at home longer, well into their 20’s and maybe even their 30’s.  Which may not be a problem in and of itself.  The problem lies in why they are they staying home longer.  Unlike previous generations who […]

Maintaining Independence In Your Relationship

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Cindy Nigro, MFTi. It is common for relationships to begin with an intense start, where you spend endless hours talking, texting and emailing back and forth. You want to spend every waking moment with your loved one getting to know them and enjoying that newness of the relationship. […]

Independence and Interdependence Two Sides of the Same Coin

This blog post was written by guest blogger, Dr. Robin B. Dilley. Dr. Dilley is a licensed clinical psychologist in Phoenix Arizona and also the author of In  a Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer.   Her expertise in Affect and Script Psychology with a specific focus on Shame helps her engage her clients in their own healing […]

Codependence In a Nutshell

This blog post was written by Amy Margolia, MSW. Wikepedia may define the opposite of independence as dependence, but as an addictions specialist, I consider the opposite of independence “codependence!”  I treat a lot of clients in my practice struggling with this malady.  According to Melody Beattie in her bestselling book “Codependency No More” codependence […]

3 Ways to Gain Independence While Still Living at Home

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s Vanessa Blaxland, MFTi. Are you a young adult living at home?  Do your parents still treat you like a kid? According to the US Census Bureau you’re not alone.  Approximately 50% of 18-24 year olds live at home, the highest rate since 1960.  With the economy […]

Managing Anxiety: Learning to Live Independently

Is it difficult to do things on your own?  Have you wanted to go to a yoga class, but can’t seem to feel comfortable with the idea of going by yourself?  Do you think others judge you when you’re out and about?  Do you feel uncomfortable with others looking at you for too long?  Do […]

Independence: Finding Balance in Your Relationship

Independence is an important quality.  It’s important to have a since of self and have your own interests while being in a relationship.  It’s important to share, and to have your own.  I think it’s healthy to have a balance  between people and items you share and some that you have on your own, without […]

Gaining Independence from Your Old Story!

This blog post was written by Amy Margolis, MSW. Everybody has a story and by that I do not mean “You are born –dash- you die.”  I mean everybody has a story they create about themselves in childhood and this becomes the lens through which they see the world.  Early in my practice, I would […]

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