Archive | Individual RSS feed for this section

Seven Stages of Grief

Seven Stages of Grief 1. Shock and Denial You will probably react to learning of the loss with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for weeks. 2. Pain and […]

Continue reading

Intense Emotional States and What To Do With Them

By Susan Regan, MFT Oftentimes, we have intense emotional states and get flooded with the emotions. It’s important to understand why this is happening. Sometimes, we get flooded with past traumas, but it’s important to slow down and remember not to act or react during this time. People in our group described times that they […]

Continue reading

Marriage Daily Dialogue Questions For Couples

By Susan Regan, MFT One of the things I have clients do regularly when they’re working on their relationships is to sign up for Marriage Daily Dialogue Question. I want them to see if any of these questions on this website could help them deal with some of the issues that are going on in […]

Continue reading

Group Endings

By Susan Regan, MFT In the groups that I lead, people often make deep connections by the end of the series. It is important to recognize that people come into the group for all different reasons: some people need support, some are having such raw emotions they need a place to go, some people need […]

Continue reading

Seven Stages of Grief

By Susan Regan, MFT Seven Stages of Grief 1. Shock and Denial You will probably react to learning of the loss with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for […]

Continue reading

Activities to Deepen Your Relationship

By Susan Regan, MFT Activities to Deepen your Relationship Here are a few activities to deepen your relationship: you don’t need to do these all at once. Space them out over a month. Just take one or two things that you think would be most helpful to the two of you. 1.     Think of one […]

Continue reading

What Does Your Wedding Ring Mean?

By Susan Regan, MFT After people decide to separate, I’ve notice that there is a process people go through around whether or not they wear their wedding rings. Often people wear their wedding rings throughout the whole divorce group series. They aren’t ready to take them off. Having a ring on your ring finger means […]

Continue reading

Understand the Emotional Impact of Separation

By Susan Regan, MFT What bad habits did you get into in your long-term relationship? Often times I’ve heard folks say that their long term relationship changed them. They stopped doing things that made them feel happy and they experience less joy. In long term relationships we sometimes question why we were together and where […]

Continue reading