Jenny Sanford: A Portrait of Grace and Dignity

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Marriage, Relationships, Television

When I first saw Governor Sanford say his mistress was his “soul mate,” I knew that the union between Jenny Sanford and her soon-to-be-ex-husband would not be able to last. I felt the pain of humiliation that she must have experienced in that horribly public moment of admission. As women, we can recover from a sexual liaison with little emotional connection much easier than from an affair of the heart characterized by deep emotional...

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Heidi Montag and Her Mom: A Big Lesson

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Children, Family, Relationships, Television

Mothers and daughters relationships are complicated. We love each other, we hate each other, we want to be closer and we can’t stand being smothered. What we want and what we have don’t always add up for us or if it adds up it doesn’t feel like we thought it would. We often have anger mixed with love and joy surrounded by disappointment. Like I said it is complicated, very complicated. Look at Heidi Montag and her mom Darlene...

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What Will Happen to John Edwards’ Children?

Posted on Jan 27, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Children, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships, Television

The recent and long overdue admission by John Edwards to fathering a baby with mistress Rielle Hunter has certainly come at a high price, especially in light of his lack of integrity, honesty, and humility about his infidelity. While I do believe that we can repair many issues in our marriages (including affairs), this can only be accomplished if the culpable party is truly honest. The pain and damage Edwards has inflicted upon his older...

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Heidi Montag’s $30,000 Makeover

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Family, Parenting, Television

Nobody’s perfect. I’m certainly a far cry. I could think of a million ways I’d like to make myself more photogenic. And I think there are few people on earth who can’t. To feel this way is one thing, but to act on it to the extreme is another. Heidi Montag recently sat down with “Extra” reporter Terri Seymour to list her recent, extensive cosmetic surgeries. And the list was considerable: She had “a...

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Our Little Genius: Not Such a Bright Idea!

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 in Children, Family, Finances, Television

“Our Little Genius” is a new game show coming to the small screen in early 2010 from Mark Burnett. This is a quiz show for super-smart children between the ages of 6-12 — and is focused on a child’s particular area of “genius.” The kids move up the money ladder as they get correct answers. The catch is that the parents are the ones that make the decision to keep going or not. In essence, they either believe...

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Cheaters, Narcissists and Sex Addicts, OH MY!

Posted on Dec 14, 2009 in Celebrities in the News, Marriage, Relationships, Sex, Television

Let’s face it –Tiger is not just a husband who is in a challenged marriage, but he is a serial cheater. Dr. Michelle Golland: In my practice where I see couples dealing with infidelity, they fall into two categories. 1) An infidelity as a symptom of a marriage in distress. 2) Serial cheating, where the issues involve a marriage in distress and the serial cheater’s deeper emotional problems including sexual addiction and an...

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