This is not about family building – but in a way, it is. It is important to keep your relationships in a good place. Whether you are parenting, or waiting to parent, this can be a very stressful time. Schools are starting and stopping, and who knows what will happen in the coming weeks. States…

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I can’t tell you how many times I hear, “I’m not sure if I should continue… Maybe it’s not meant to be.” Rubbish, I say. If you want to continue pursuing your goal, the process may not look like at all like you had originally imagined it. It may, as one patient said to me,…

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Before you start reading, you should know that what I’m about to write may sound calculated, but it is not; it is self-regarding. Having goals may sound selfish or ambitious, or may carry some other feeling that many can find unappealing. But the truth is, if you set goals about the life you want to…

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You are winning. During the past several weeks, you may have felt scared, anxious, sad angry or frustrated. This is a hard time for most people. As a result, you may have reacted in ways you don’t like. Maybe you have been snarky with your partner, snapped at your kids or ignored tasks that that…

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Girl doing yoga

Many therapists and self-help gurus agree that taking steps to change your mood can help you feel more empowered and happier overall. If we work with this premise, why not use the end of the Summer to press the reset button and re-energize yourself? Use experiences from your past and present to help you feel…

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Family on a stroll in the woods.

Families who have non-genetically related children regularly confront many issues. One of these issues concerns the curiosity that many people have about where the child “comes from” or which parent a child resembles. As a result, parents who use egg or sperm donation or adoption to form their families often find themselves fending off unwanted…

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Last weekend I had the privilege of running a program called “Family Stories” at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City.  It was a wonderful workshop.  It included parts of our TIP TOP program for families who are built with the assistance of donor sperm or donor eggs or who…

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