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posted on November 19, 2013

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Adult Child of Alcoholics/Trauma (ACOA) Checklist

 The ACOA Checklist – Riana Milne, LMHC, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach   The following checklist is designed to assess many of the attributes and issues frequently associated with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs) or children who suffered from various emotional trauma. As adults, personality traits emerge once involved in a long-term committed relationship […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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What is a Toxic Relationship?

  What is a Toxic Relationship?  Riana Milne, LMHC, CAP, Cert Life & Relationship Coach A “Toxic relationship” is a love relationship where your entire physical, emotional, and mental well-being is disturbed. This relationship can be defined through the experience of “walking on eggshells” or describing your partner as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – you […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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Treat Every Day as if it Were Your Last

Dear Riana: I am a 53 year old man and contemplating divorce. I have 23 years invested, and my children are grown and on their own. Although I feel like my “soul has died” I stand to loose a lot of properties and material wealth I have built over the years by my own hard […]

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posted on November 19, 2013

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Positive Parenting & Discipline

Now that the children are heading back to school, parents are becoming anxious as summer winds down and children have to get back to a steady routine. In my counseling office, parents often ask, What is the most effective way to discipline my acting-out children or my defiant teen that has an attitude? You have […]

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posted on November 18, 2013

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Confused over Conniving Commitment-phobe

Dear Riana: I know I need help! My guy and I dated for about 7 years, with two breaks in-between. I knew from the moment we met, he was the guy I was going to be with forever. He showed me he felt the same way. But a few years ago, he got a new […]

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posted on September 13, 2013

What is the Inter-Personal Relationship?

Alert Singles! There’s a new style of relationship on the block. It is called the Interpersonal Relationship. Wikipedia defines this as a strong, deep, or close association between two people that ranges in duration from brief to enduring. This association may be based on love, regular interactions, or some other type of social commitment. I […]

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posted on August 25, 2013

Changes in Season Influence All Relationships

With one week left of summer bliss, you can already sense the panic in people as they strive to enjoy every last second of summer fun. When I was out last night at my favorite casino deck dancing to the most popular band in our area, my friends all said with a depressive sigh, “Ah, […]

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posted on August 3, 2013

HELP! This Relationship is Making Me Sick!

What is a Toxic Relationship? A “Toxic relationship” is a love relationship where your entire physical, emotional, and mental well-being is disturbed. This relationship can be defined through the experience of “walking on eggshells” or describing your partner as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – you never know who you’re going to get! Dr. Jekyll […]

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posted on May 29, 2013

Couples, Cash & Compromise ©

Compromise and communication is the most important way to achieve peace when it comes to couples and their cash. Long-term financial goals as well as realistically talking about where you are financially when you meet are all a part of establishing a calm plan for mutual success. Here are some things to discuss once your […]

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posted on May 19, 2013

Do Men Want Exclusive Relationships Today?

Repeatedly I hear ladies remark that men just don’t want exclusive relationships today. Both men and women suffer from the anxiety of what legal and financial complications were caused by divorce; but both do still yearn for the closeness of one special person. It’s hard to have the ability to trust again, and risk getting […]

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