• The Problem with Relationships:  We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out.  Here’s How to Handle It. The Problem with Relationships:  We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out.  Here’s How to Handle It.

    The Problem with Relationships: We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out. Here’s How to Handle It.

The Problem with Relationships: We Crave Connection. That Seriously Freaks Us Out. Here’s How to Handle It.

“We’re not close.” That was the elegantly simple way a distressed mother tearfully described her relationships with her grown children. Although she had an active social life outside her family, she was quite lonely and in a lot of pain about the degree of distance between herself and her children and their families.

She […]

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  • Divorce
    THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go? THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?

    THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?

THE DIVORCE DILEMMA: How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?

While I was going through my messy divorce I was stunned to run across a book called “The Good Divorce.”  Hello?  Who does that?

No matter how you cut it, divorce is not an easy solution.  It’s not easy emotionally and the stakes are high financially and legally.  In fact, divorce is the second […]

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  • Dr. Jan Anderson
    Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer

    Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer

Three Ways To Immediately Connect With People And Stay Present Longer

The best way I can describe the emotional tone in the room was “contained and intense,” as I prepared to facilitate a group of caregivers for patients living with aplastic anemia and other bone marrow failure diseases.

Dr. Jan Anderson

An hour earlier I had delivered an interactive presentation for patients and caregivers about […]

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    Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected

    Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected

Estranged From Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected

Holidays, birthdays and other family-oriented times of the year can be a time of heartache for parents whose adult children have cut them off — and the growing phenomenon is much more common than our idealized notions about family would have us believe.
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