Articles

 

Here you will find articles and blog posts I have written about healing relationships, healing trauma, dialectical behavior therapy skills, and mindfulness.

 

Planning a Wedding with Multiple Cultures

When I was getting married, my to-be-husband wasn’t supposed to see me for a week before our marriage. When I shared this with him, he looked at me with a puzzled look and said that’s not going to happen.  The world is getting smaller and marriages within different...

Stop Doing What’s Not Working

I went to a community center today and there I saw a classic strategy being played out without any success. Let me explain. When I entered the community center, which was a small rented hall, there were kids playing. Running around and talking. You know, kids being...

How DBT Saved My Marriage

Last week I talked about my honeymoon. This week I want to share with you my first year of marriage. That was almost 9 years ago. In October 2010 we got married. I remember the first year I screamed at my husband, a blood curling scream that it felt like someone else...

I Wasn’t Always Happy

When I look at my honeymoon pictures, I can see the frustration and sadness that I felt in our first few months of marriage.  My husband and I came from opposite ends of the worlds. He was raised in Iraq and I was mainly raised here in the US as a North American...

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