Conflict is a part of normal family dynamics. However, if it becomes too severe that it starts to affect family functioning, it needs to be nipped in the bud. This episode talks about trauma, safety responses, and what can be done to
Childbirth is a highly significant and deeply emotional event in any family, but the modern childbirth system doesn’t do enough to prepare – and maybe even undermine – mothers for the experience. This podcast will shed light on critical aspects of childbirth
Codependency is a complex behavior pattern in families that strains relationships and hinders growth. Discovering codependent behaviors and improving relationships are crucial for a happy family. Meet Dr. Lauren D. Pitts, EdD, LMFT Dr. Lauren D. Pitts is a licensed Marriage &
Familial relationships change as family members grow older, presenting both opportunities and challenges. Join Dina Sargeant and Dr. Stacey Gordon as they discuss the importance of ageism and having a supportive long-term care system for the elderly. Meet Dr. Stacey Gordon Dr.
This episode goes beyond nuclear families, shedding more light on how extended family plays a significant role in shaping a people’s identity, values, and beliefs, providing support and a sense of belonging. Join Dina Sargeant and Dr. Marissa Holst as they navigate
As feelings change and relationships take a turn, people eventually pursue new love and companionship after the end of a previous marriage or long-term relationship. This shift is not an easy one, especially when it comes to dealing with step-families and becoming
Family structures have drastically changed, given the advances in society and how they have made traditional gender roles less strict. This change cultivated more changes in the dynamics of an ideal family depending on upbringing and personal circumstances. Join Dina Sargeant and
Substance abuse, including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, prescription medications, and others, can lead to significant health problems and wreak havoc on various aspects of life, such as family, friends, work, finances, and legal matters. But despite the evident consequences, the use of these
Domestic violence is a serious problem that impacts countless individuals and families, yet it often remains unnoticed and disregarded. Many people are aware of physical abuse but overlook the equally harmful forms of abuse like emotional, verbal, psychological, financial, and educational mistreatment.
Navigating the parental role within a stepfamily can be a complex and fulfilling journey, distinct from parenting in a traditional nuclear family. The intricacies and challenges of blended families offer a unique backdrop that can bring both obstacles and prospects for personal
Being a caregiver for someone or your own family may mean assisting them in completing daily tasks such as going to doctor’s visits or preparing food, as well as offering emotional and physical support. However, it’s crucial that caregivers look after themselves