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Posts from ‘September, 2014’

Domestic Violence: the NFL Needs to Step Up as Role Models

By Amy Sherman, LMHC & Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a timely reminder for the NFL to do the right thing, to forget about the good ol’ boys club and to change social consciousness when it comes to competition, aggression and power.

Aggression has its place when defending our country, suppressing our enemies, thwarting injustices and even while playing football. However, there is no place for aggression within a marriage or intimate relationships.

When you hear that 85 NFL players have been arrested for domestic-related violence and only 11% have received suspensions from the NFL, you have to wonder where the industry’s mindset is – and what their priorities are.… CONTINUE READING

Healthy Arguing: Take The High Road

cd008What if you like to argue! In fact, the most common things people argue about are money, sex, family, work and chores. Sometimes, it’s necessary to argue as a way of setting boundaries and establishing limits in a relationship. If something is very important to you, arguing may be necessary to get your point heard. It allows you to vent and clean the air when things have been built up inside for too long. Plus, yelling is a good release for de-stressing from a hectic day. Ultimately, arguing has some positive benefits and can actually make you feel closer to your partner, by allowing you to understand each other a little better.… CONTINUE READING