The Power Of Kindness During Covid 19: Unexpected Benefits

Can you remember the last time a stranger was kind to you?
Can you recall the last time you helped someone?

For most of us, the world of Covid 19 feels like a scary place.  You hope for positive news, but more often than not you are left feeling scared and helpless.

Well, here’s some good news. You aren’t as helpless as you may...

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How To Make Love Last In The Age Of The Coronavirus and Telecommuting

It used to be that work took place in the office from nine to five.  Outside those hours, your time was your own – for relationships, family, relaxation, and play.

Oh, how the times have changed.

The proliferation of technology into every aspect of our lives and, most recently, the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid 19) have made ...

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Are You Or Your Partner Responsible For Your Happiness?

Once upon a time, I went through a very painful divorce.  It was so easy to blame my spouse for my unhappiness. After all, he cracked open our family on a sunny afternoon and started another one.  

Just like that.

Lately, I have been speaking to a number of clients who have broken up or are going through rough times with their...

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Valentine’s Day Is About Love, Not Lovers

When you think of Valentine’s Day, I’ll wager you think of red roses, chocolates and heartfelt cards.

Today, Valentine’s Day means BIG business for card, candy and flower companies.

Although Valentine’s Day has become commercialized for lovers, it should be a time to celebrate love, and to connect with people you care...

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What Can We Commoners Learn About Strong Marriages From The Royals?

Plenty.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced last week that they are stepping back from their roles as senior members of the British Royal family.

Your grandma may not be the Queen, but I am confident that many of you can relate to Meghan’s and Harry’s family struggles and couple dilemmas.

Let me explain.

Conflict Resolution

As...

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Couples Beware. January is considered breakup month

According to a recent article in the New York Times, January has been unofficially dubbed “divorce month.”

While this may not be the most cheerful way to ring in the new year, the fact is that many struggling couples are prompted to consider divorce/breakup as part of the self-evaluation process that goes along with putting their...

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How Can I Improve My Love Relationship in 2020?

New Year’s Tips To Reboot Your Romantic Relationship

New Year’s is just around the corner and it’s time to think about the resolutions and changes you would like to make in your romantic relationships so that they are stronger and more secure than ever. 

According to research from the Journal of Clinical...

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Should you consider counseling with Dr. Deb Hecker?

MAYBE YES, MAYBE NO.

In my experience, consulting with clients who are considering whether or not to pursue counseling with me to improve their lives, the path to this decision is as varied as the people who travel down it.

Could be they would like their relationships to be better, their mood or anxiety to feel more manageable, or there are...

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Radical Acts of Kindness

Tis’ the season to get into the holiday spirit.

Sadly, this can also be a stressful time of year, figuring out the perfect gift to buy your partner and worrying about spending money.

However, kindness toward your partner requires very little time, money or hard work - simply a willingness to act from your heart.

In my practice, I have seen...

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Answer these 5 questions after your break-up and you’ll heal faster

The failure of a relationship closes one chapter of your life and starts a new one.

The healing process involves putting together a new and meaningful life.

However, it’s not like getting over the flu – rest, drink lots of fluids, and come out the other side good as new.

Recovering from the loss of a relationship takes time….a...

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