Do You Profit From Your Relationship?
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by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
What happens when we stop putting what’s really important in our lives first? Our relationship with our spouse or family, our hobbies, and our friends? What does it really mean to profit first from your relationship? Over time our emotional bank accountants get withdrawn and who knows maybe we might even go bankrupt, ouch! I recently read Profit First by Michael Michalowicz and how he revolutionized small (and big) business practices in helping make them profitable entities. Many people often forget that running a business is similar to running a family. Profit First suggests that before doing ..read more
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4 Tips for Affair Recovery During the Holidays
Family and Couples Counseling
by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
The holidays are here and that can mean a lot of high emotions for some people; sometimes, they have difficulty with their family of origin, like their mom or dad, or maybe a sibling rivalry that just hasn’t ended. Affairs in relationships are even trickier to navigate around the holidays, but there are 4 tips for affair recovery during the holidays.  For others, they might be going through something in their lives that they don’t really want under a microscope like an affair or possibly the endless barrage of questions about what’s next.  “So, when are you going to get married or, w ..read more
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Stop Your Technology Affair Today
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by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
It’s Friday evening, you’re on the couch, watching Netflix with your spouse and your phone buzzes gently next to you on the couch. You glance over and a small smile crosses your lips. “Who’s that?” Your spouse asks. “No one.” You reply, yet you’re itching to pick up the phone. Now, you’re out at a restaurant, your spouse heads to the bathroom, you pull out your phone and frantically check your notifications: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. You see your spouse coming back and quickly pocket your phone. Might as well face it, you’re addicted to your phone. Are you having an affair with your techno ..read more
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3 Reasons Why a Romance Novel Will Help Your Relationship
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by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
Fabio made them famous. Or is it the other way around? You know what I’m talking about: Romance Novels, no ladies I am not talking about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” although that can work wonders for your intimate life.   Chances are you’ve seen a romance novel as you’ve strolled by your local bookstore, scrolled online, or perhaps you have one by your bedside. Maybe they’re a guilty pleasure.   In addition to business books, I enjoy some “rom com” from time to time but usually in the form of a movie.  I have to be in the mood to get really sappy.    Romance novels ofte ..read more
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What’s a “Blended Family”?
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by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
And what to do if you are one Are you someone who has kids and is about to get into a relationship with someone else who has kids? Are you a person with no children who is getting married to someone with children and you are about to be a step-parent? One question I often get asked about is how to parent when you’ve got a blended family. If the term “blended family” makes you go hmmm…. a blended family is when one or more parent brings a child or children from a previous relationship or marriage into the current one. For some blended family it’s just a natural extension of their current family ..read more
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Sheryl A. Moore, Esq. – The Right Time to Introduce Kids to your New Significant Other
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by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
Sheryl Moore is a board certified marital and family attorney practicing exclusively in the family law arena for clients from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beaches. Ms. Moore provides confidential, assertive, family focused, and intelligent legal and practical advice in complex family situations such as divorce, post-divorce, alimony/child support/parenting plan modifications, paternity, and prenuptial agreement matters. She frequently engages other professionals and experts to assist her clients and their family members in navigating the many challenges associated with family disputes. Ms. Moo ..read more
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3 Ways You’re Killing the Fireworks
Family and Couples Counseling
by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
… and don’t even realize it! Happy Fourth of July! This is the time of year when summer really gets into full swing for most, unless you are reading this from the other side of the equator, lol. Days are long, thanks to the summer solstice, the weather’s hot, and the fireworks aren’t the only thing exploding. Some couples especially couples in longer term relationships struggle to keep the romance alive, which is completely normal. But did you know that some habits are more likely to kill that summer lovin’ faster than others? If you or your partner engage in any or or all three of these habit ..read more
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LGBTQ, Are Your Children Legally Yours?
Family and Couples Counseling
by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
If you haven’t already seen the picture of the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau celebrating and honoring LBGTQ people and couples, #Pride2017 in Toronto over this weekend. As the month of June, which among many things is Gay Pride Month, comes to a close, I’m reminded of the importance of knowing your parental rights as same sex parent. Divorce for LGBTQ couples can sometimes be a little trickier than you might expect. Friend and Family Law Attorney Radoyka “Roe” Minaya specializes in family law for LGBTQ families and shares how when children are involved, it’s especially important to k ..read more
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10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Dad
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by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
Last month in honor of Mother’s Day, I wrote about the lessons learned from mothers and how we choose to incorporate (or reject) those lessons into our own parenting style. Did you know, we spend 75% more on Mother’s Day than we do Father’s Day? Why are dads getting the short end of the stick when it comes to showing our affection? Don’t forget Dad! Dads are often forgotten when we think about parenting. Afterall, who can compete with a “Mother’s Love”? Yet how many times do we hear, “Well, s/he needed a father figure growing up.”  The word father or dad doesn’t have to be just 1 person ..read more
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Lessons Learned from Mom
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by Katie Lemieux
1y ago
Mothering it’s a hard job, for sure!   Here is a funny Mother’s Day video to make you laugh. Melissa Mohr show’s you how to… well you just gotta watch the video.   In honor of Mother’s Day, she’s has some words of wisdom for all mom’s because let’s face it; moms are human beings too. Bad Moms (great movie BTW) showed us what life sometimes feels like for moms with ever increasing societal and family demands. Mother’s Day reminds me of my work as a couples therapist and how we view motherhood through the lens of relationships. Of course many of you reading this maybe grew up with ..read more
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