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Can Identity Uncertainty Up Your Addiction Risk?

By Christa Banister While it’s true that no two human beings are exactly alike, there is an inherent desire that links everyone, no matter where you happen to call home. Whether it’s the far-flung rea...

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Be the Dad You Always Wanted to Be

By Clint Fletcher According to the US Census Bureau, there are over 70 million fathers living in the United States. And according to the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACOA), 1 in 4 ...

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It’s Never Too Late to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

By: Christa Banister My sister texted me a picture of dinner at my Mom’s house recently. She and my two nieces were enjoying some Midwestern staples — namely tater tot hotdish — before heading out of ...

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Can I Be Emotionally Healthy if My Partner Isn’t?

By Christa Banister What looks like support to one person may look different to another, so asking questions specific to the situation can be helpful. Whether it’s watching one too many romantic comed...

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The Hallmarks of Codependency (and How to Heal)

By Melissa Chalos Most codependent people struggle with low self-esteem and don’t articulate their own needs in the relationship or at all. Healthy adult relationships are built on a mutual respect an...

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The Connection Between Trauma and Intimacy Disorders

By Melissa Riddle For men who have experienced sexual abuse, assault, or trauma, there are often lasting issues with intimacy. In recent years, conversations about sexual assault have become more com...

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