5 Ways to Deal With Criticism

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:11+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Career, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Family, Grief, Marriage, Relationships|

Do you feel attacked, not good enough or like a bad person when someone criticizes you? Do you get defensive or throw a temper tantrum? If you are like most of us, it can be tough to hear criticism from others especially those close to us.  Most people can react very angrily to what feels [...]

Take Your Relationship from Good to Great!

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Adults, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Couples begin by taking the PREPARE/ENRICH online assessment to identify their current strengths and growth areas as a couple.  Janie then provides couples with feedback to help them understand the results as well as teach them important relationship skills. With PREPARE/ENRICH, couples will: Identify strengths as a couple and build new ones Strengthen communication skills [...]

Four Ways to Avoid Emotional Infidelity | Janie Lacy

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 November 15th, 2012|Adults, Blog, Couples, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Relationships, Sexual Addictions|

Can someone cheat without ever having physical contact? According to recent reports covering the David Petraeus's affair those close to him during his final tours of battle were not surprised at all. One of the reasons is that most affairs happen long before there is any physical connection, so just how do we avoid going [...]

Should Children Pass Along Messages From Ex-Spouses?

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 July 29th, 2012|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Relationships|

How far can you go in involving your children when it comes to your ex-spouse?  Ideally, I believe it would be best that all communication between you and your ex-spouse be handled between the two of you.  There is absolutely no reason to involve your children.  Are you not both grown up individuals? Why do [...]

Three Tips For Healthy Boundaries In Your Relationships

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:12+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Did you know that privacy concerns are more prevalent now than ever before since technology has made it so easy for us to take a peak into other people’s lives?  What if it becomes too much?  Do you constantly find yourself taking a look at your husband’s text messages or email accounts?  When have you [...]

5 Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, and Family

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:13+00:00 January 17th, 2012|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Grief, Marriage, Parenting, Pornography Addiction, Pre-Marital, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addictions, Teens|

Pornography, which is the depiction of graphic sexual acts, has tremendous effects on anyone that continuously engages in its viewing.  It distorts a person’s concept of the nature of sexual relations which in turn can alter his/her sexual attitudes and behavior.  Below are some of the effects pornography has on its viewers. 1) Effects on [...]

5 Things To Do If Single During the Holiday Season

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:13+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Eating, Family, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are drawing near, yet, you are still single? You feel lonely, depressed, and a sense of hopelessness, wondering if you will ever find that special someone in your life. Christmas is not about finding your mate, or celebrating your marriage. Let’s remember the true meaning of [...]

5 Ways Your Relationship Can Survive The Holidays

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:13+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Family, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Ready or not the Holidays are here!  It seems every year; most people are surprised at how fast the Holidays came around, but one thing we know for sure …it does come around!  Did you know that January is like Christmas for most divorce attorneys with spikes in divorce consultations following the Holidays?  What can [...]

5 Destructive Relationship Patterns

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:14+00:00 November 27th, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships, Sexual Abuse|

Listed below are five distinct types of harmful relationships.  As you read through this list, you might find that your relationship with someone contains all five characteristics, or you may identify with only one or two.  Please understand that if you experience even one of these patterns consistently in your relationship with someone, the behavior [...]

5 Healthy Break Up Do’s and Don’ts

By | 2017-06-04T20:44:14+00:00 November 27th, 2011|Adults, Anger Management, Anxiety, Betrayal, Blog, Couples, Dating, Divorce, Grief, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|

Most people have experienced a break-up in their lifetime.  Recently, the entertainment news spotlighted Kim Kardashian’s break-up after 72 days of marriage and Zooey Deschanel split from her husband of only two years!  Break-ups can be traumatic and difficult to get over for most people, so just how can individuals move through a break-up in a healthy [...]