How to parent effectively after a divorce?

By: James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Senior Staff Therapist, The Family Institute at Northwestern University Co-parenting after the Divorce 1. Try to parent as a team. Co-parenting can be difficult at best however I have seen some couples who still attend family functions together and make a point of going out to dinner as a family once a month. It …

Everything you need to know about Mood & Relationship Disorders.

James E. DelGenio LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Mood, Depression and Relationship Disorders, Common Questions  The following is a list of commonly asked questions and answers. I believe this will give the reader an overview of mood disorders and common marital and premarital issues associated with mood disorders. Please review them carefully; I also recommend that these questions be reviewed …

How to parent effectively after a divorce?

James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC The answer is as simple as it hard! What is in the best interest of the children? Remember, it is not about you or your ex! It’s not about who lied, was uncivil, disrespectful or unfaithful. It’s about making this difficult time in your children’s life as easy as possibly under extremely difficult circumstances. It goes without …

What are the most common relationship issues and conflicts?

James E. Delgenio MS, LCPC How to deal with conflict in your relationship? For a vast majority of the individuals, families and couples there are common conflict themes. These include: mood disorders, lack of civility and respect, resentment, poor communication, lack of intimacy, infidelity, alcohol and substance abuse, financial and parenting issues. One thing is certain, there is no guarantee …

How to nurture your relationship?

James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Nurture your relationship. It is a hectic world we live in. Everything seems to take precedence over our relationships. Health issues, kids’ activities, work issues all take precedence. The next thing you know when you look back is that you haven’t had time for just the two of you in months! All-in-all life just gets …

How to maintain your relationship?

James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Planning is key to maintaining your relationship! It is a hectic world we live in. Everything seems to take precedence over our relationships. Health issues, kids’ activities after school, work issues all take precedence. The next thing you know when you look back is, we haven’t had time for just the …

How to address common relationship issues?

James E. DelGenio LCPC Common relationship issues For a vast majority of the individuals, families and couples there are common conflict themes. These include: mood disorders, lack of civility and respect, resentment, poor communication, lack of intimacy, infidelity, alcohol and substance abuse, financial and parenting issues to name a few. One thing is certain, there is no guarantee of “happily …

Rules of engagement for couples

James E. DelGenio MS, LCPC Rules for conflict It will take time and effort to reach the goal of civility and respect once you have lost it. This, however, is the foundation of your relationship. When you lose it your relationship is in trouble. When in conflict in a relationship, you must be willing to work at it maintaining these …