Trauma: The Third Person in Your Relationship

Severe trauma can cause some serious problems in relationships. If you have experienced it, it may feel like it is a third person in all of your relationships. It is always there, lurking in the back of your mind, waiting to influence your reactions. Here are some things you can do to keep that third person from damaging your relationships.  1. Set appropriate boundaries. People who have gone through trauma are often triggered when others do not respect their boundaries. Read More 

Gaining Custody Of Children After Being Incarcerated

According to FEAT for Children of Incarcerated Parents, about 150,000 adults are incarcerated every year in Canada, leaving behind 180,000 children. If you were recently released from jail or prison and want to obtain custody of your kids, here's what you need to do. Determine If You Are Eligible Before you invest the time, effort, and expense of pursuing custody of your child or children after you exit jail, you need to make sure the court will even consider your request. Read More 

The Toll Grief Can Take On Your Marriage

Unfortunately, a tragedy can cause a marriage to fall apart at a time when support is most needed. It helps to develop some understanding of how grief can impact a relationship and what to do about it. Grief that Affects One of You If your mate is affected by a loss, this can adversely affect your relationship for these reasons: It can cause the mate to isolate themselves, and make you feel shut out. Read More 

How Can You Help Your Child Through A Gender Transition?

If your child has recently expressed to you that he or she feels "born into the wrong body" and would like to transition to the opposite gender, you may be wondering where to turn for help in guiding this process. You are likely also concerned about your child becoming a bullying victim, and could use some assistance in finding resources that can help your child cope with any mistreatment he or she may experience while undergoing this transition. Read More