Letting Go

Letting Go

By Shelley Galasso Bonanno, M.A. Letting go can be hard. Letting go of “stuff ” can be particularly difficult for many. We surround ourselves with stuff that often simultaneously seems both important and useless. We sometimes hold onto unnecessary items with the...
Baby Makes Three

Baby Makes Three

By Shelley Galasso Bonanno, M.A. Becoming a new parent is an event often filled with anticipation and excitement. There are diapers to buy, bottles to feed and new responsibilities. But apart from the day-to-day added tasks a new baby brings to a relationship, new...
Relationships—The Value of Agreeing to Disagree

Relationships—The Value of Agreeing to Disagree

By Shelley Bonanno Conflict is an inevitable part of relationships, particularly in emotionally close ones. And while many people attempt to avoid or minimize conflict, conflict in relationships is not necessarily a situation to be avoided. In fact, research has shown...
Relationships—Children and Divorce

Relationships—Children and Divorce

By Shelley Bonanno Divorce is a painful loss for everyone. Children often feel hurt and helpless when their parents divorce. While there is no question that divorce brings change that often includes intense pain and hurt feelings between the divorcees, parents always...
Relationships—Oldest, Youngest or Middle

Relationships—Oldest, Youngest or Middle

Does being a firstborn, middle child, last-born or only child have an effect on your personality, behavior, or even your intelligence? While this assertion has been challenged, our birth order is believed by many to have an enduring impact on our psychological...