What not to say to someone who’s grieving

What do you find comforting when you’ve suffered a loss? What bothers you to hear? "Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried." Posted by Stephanie Dobbin, LMFT on Monday, October 26, 2015

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Self-care for parents

Do you make time for yourself, or does your life revolve around your children? Same goes for Millennial parents: "If only Gen X parents understood self-care not as extravagant pampering that… Posted by Stephanie Dobbin, LMFT on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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I’m on Facebook.

I’m renewing my efforts to update this page with new content – stay tuned. In the meantime, find me on Facebook! That’s where I am most active, sharing articles and reseach related to mental health and relationship issues. If you “like” my page, you’ll also receive updates regarding workshop and group offerings through my private practice. Hope…

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Forget the five stages of grief

When I was a graduate student, I learned that Kubler-Ross’s five stages of grief have been oversimplified and misunderstood over the years, and that many researchers and clinicians no longer consider the model to be the gold standard in terms of understanding how we deal with death. For one thing, the original research was based on…

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