Posts by celia

“When Divorce Happens” — New Day featured in Indy’s Child

Posted by in Articles, Carol Hornbeck, Stephanie Lowe-Sagebiel

The October issue of Indy’s Child includes an article, “When Divorce Happens,” which features CenterPoint’s New Day program.

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Put Some Spring in Your Relationship!

Posted by in Articles, Sandy Berry

by Sandy Berry Thank goodness, Spring is here.  The air is fresh, we are able to go outside and play, and the sun actually exists!  It is a time of renewal.  So copy Spring and renew the energy in your love relationship! One way to increase the energy in your relationship is to do something fun together.  Usually each person has their own idea of fun (which doesn’t always match their partner’s idea).  Ask your partner to do your fun this week, and then you will do their fun next week.  Take the time to have fun, play and laugh together.  And like Spring, it will brighten your...

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Risk Factors to Chemical Addiction

Posted by in Articles, Scott Sweet

Addiction or chemical dependence can be defined by having psychological or physical need for something that can not be controlled. This can lead to a number of negative consequences on relationships, education, finances, health and emotional growth.

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The Platinum Rule of Relationship

Posted by in Articles, Sandy Berry

by Sandy Berry Many of us learned how to treat others when we were children practicing the Golden Rule:  Do Unto Others As You Would Have Done Unto You.  It is a great standard.   Here is another great idea; it is the Platinum Rule that you can add to your standard rules that enhance your relationships. The Platinum Rule states:  Do Unto Others As They Want You To Do Unto Them. Every person has a unique way to see the world, and we would fair better in relationship if we learn what our partner wants or needs.  Would they prefer an act of service, a gift, words of affirmation, time spent together, or physical touch (suggestions from Gary Chapman’s book, The Five...

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Imago — A New Way to Love

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by Sandy Berry Imago Relationship Therapy is a theory that believes couples choose each other so that each person can grown into their full aliveness – full aliveness is that wonderful feeling you felt in the beginning of your relationship.  At some point in relationship, feeling fully alive begins to fade.  We find our relationship to be a place of conflict and lost hope.    Imago believes that this phase of all love relationships is a normal.  Our culture tells us to leave if a relationship gets too difficult.  But don’t leave!  Imago theory believes that the conflict in your relationship is an indicator that you are with the perfect person to help you grow...

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