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Link Roundup: Married Texting Advice, Friendship, Kindergarten, & a Vaccine for Depression?

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Family Law encompasses a wide array of emotional, physical, and psychological factors. We have collected four stories posts that our clients and colleagues might find beneficial.

On A Spouse Texting a Co-Worker and Lying About It

We’ve addressed the topic of text messages to an ex-spouse in a previous blog post. Here’s a question posted to Lori Gottlieb of The Atlantic regarding a spouse texting a co-worker that addresses some insightful tips about relationships: Dear Therapist: My Husband Keeps Texting With a Female ‘Friend’

Fostering Friendships and Relationships

Maria Popova of Brain Pickings provides a Sunday newsletter on topics ranging from philosophy to relationships. Her recent post, Pioneering Feminist Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft on Loneliness, Friendship, and the Courage of Unwavering Affection tackles some important issues surrounding friendship. There is some great relationship advice here too (quoting Mary Wollstonecraft): “Affection requires a firmer foundation than sympathy, and few people have a principle of action sufficiently stable to produce rectitude of feeling; for in spite of all the arguments I have heard to justify deviations from duty, I am persuaded that even the most spontaneous sensations are more under the direction of principle than weak people are willing to allow.”

Preparing Your Kid For Kindergarten

From researching and asking questions about your child’s school, to helpful books; we found this article from Taylor Pittman of HuffPost helpful. Preparing for the first day of kindergarten can be stressful for parents and scary for kids. Her insight is helpful and calming. Highlighting patient support from 7 parents who’ve done it, the article provides good insight: How To Prepare Your Kid For Kindergarten, From 7 Parents Who’ve Been There

A Vaccine for Depression?

We don’t typically address depression and mental illness outside of a patient/healthcare provider realm, but understanding each other is paramount to building and maintaining healthy relationships. Similar stresses we associate with divorce statistics (finances, lack of communication) are tied to depression and our understanding of dealing with and treating it, can be helpful in maintaining happy relationships. The article discusses Ketamine’s remarkable effect bolsters a new theory of mental illness but touches on a larger understanding of depression as well.

Depression is the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 30 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. But despite half a century of research, ubiquitous advertising, and blockbuster sales, antidepressant drugs just don’t work very well. They treat depression as if it were caused by a chemical imbalance: Pump in more of one key ingredient, or sop up another, and you will have fixed the problem.

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