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Divorce Counseling Navasota TX

Regardless of whether children grow up in one home or two, parents provide a model for conducting important relationships. Part of every important relationship is mutual respect, civilized interaction, problem solving and conflict resolution, compromise, appreciation and gratitude, patience and forgiveness. Read on for more.

Beth L Roe
(979) 695-8118
College Station, TX
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Russell Michael M A L P C
(979) 693-3393
207 Rock Prairie Rd Ste B
College Station, TX
 
Brown Lauri Baker
(979) 696-5556
207 Rock Prairie Rd Ste B
College Station, TX
 
Ms. Anne Strain
Anne Strain, LCSW
(713) 529-5008
3000 Weslayan, Suite 320
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders,
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Gretchen Ladd
Gretchen Ladd, Ph.D.
(214) 987-9099
6060 North Central Expy Suite 464
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Texas
2 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Diso
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Boyd Cynthia
(979) 695-8118
207 Rock Prairie Rd Ste A2
College Station, TX
 
Debra Milburn
(979) 693-5660
207 Rock Prairie Rd
College Station, TX
 
Palmer Darlene Ma Ms Lpc Lmft Ofc
(979) 693-0518
1602 Rock Prairie Rd Ste 230
College Station, TX
 
Ms. Susan Wade
(817) 207-0042
1616 Mistletoe blvd. Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW BCIA
Licensed in Texas
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Nina Stein
Nina Stein, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT
(806) 356-0404
12 Medical Drive
Amarillo, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, LMFT
Licensed in Texas
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Is
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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11 Quick Questions about Divorce

11 Quick Questions About Divorce


1. How does the quality of one's relationship with their ex-spouse influence the psychological adjustment of their children?

Regardless of whether children grow up in one home or two, parents provide a model for conducting important relationships. Part of every important relationship is mutual respect, civilized interaction, problem solving and conflict resolution, compromise, appreciation and gratitude, patience and forgiveness. When parents model angry, selfish and bitter interaction with one another, their children learn that these disrespectful behaviors are the protocol for how people should be treated. It is no wonder that children from high conflict divorce have a higher incidence of failed relationships later in life. I believe this is why.

2. You write, "Smart parenting is all about trading the momentary relief of venting anger and frustration at your co-parent for the benefit of raising healthier, more productive, and less stressed children." How can a parent deal with their anger in a healthy way that does not cause more pain to their children?
Break a clay pot, scream into a pillow, make a voodoo doll out of modeling clay. Do what ever you want (as long as it is legal and outside of your children's presence) but do not expose your children to toxic emotion. Oh yes, and read my book.

3. How can a person de-escalate the conflict between themselves and their ex-spouse?

It takes two people to fight. The key to de-scalation is ignoring insult and offering reasonable compromises. This takes practice because often, in poor co-parenting relationships people cannot resist the urge to fight fire with fire. Actually to continue the imagery, it is best to fight fire with water. Parents often ask, "Why shoud I give the co-parent what he/she wants?" The answer to this is "because when you can, and when it doesn't much matter one way or the other (i.e. an extra few minutes here and there) the reduction in conflict benefits the kids."

4. What is the "package" that can make a difference in the quality of communication between the ex-spouses?

Resist the urge to "dig" or "poke" with sarcasm and direct insults. Understand that if you hate the co-parent, it is more difficult to love the part of your child that came from the co-parent. Take relief in the fact that any communication you have with the co-parent has a beginning and an end (at least for the moment) and when the contact is over you don't have to go back home and sleep with them.

5. Can you share with us some practical tips for negotiating with a former spouse who is a jerk?
Again, realize that giving in on minor issues is not a sign of personal weakness; on the contrary it is s sign of strength. Understand that what makes people as difficult as they are is that they "enjoy the fight." Fighting, bickering and nitpicking is feeding a part of them that they enjoy -- and that most likely y...

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