What Is Gray Divorce? How to Survive Divorce After 50

tomilynParenting, Therapy, Trauma

Gray Divorce

Your wedding day is often the happiest day of your life. Between marrying your best friend, celebrating with family, and dancing the night away, there are hundreds of wonderful moments to enjoy. The last thing on your mind is divorce.  Unfortunately, somewhere between 40-50% of marriages end in divorce, according to the American Psychological Association. And more and more, these … Read More

What Is Voluntary Childlessness? Understanding Therapy For A Major Life Decision

tomilynChild Therapy, Parenting

All around the United States, more and more couples are deciding not have children. Sometimes referred to as voluntary childlessness, this decision is having a major impact on how our communities are shaped, impacting economic growth, culture, and every other aspect of society.  Voluntary childlessness also plays a major impact on the psyche. Choosing not to have children is just … Read More

Therapy for Involuntary Childlessness: Understanding This Painful Lifestyle

tomilynGrief, Parenting, Therapy

Involuntary childlessness, as the term suggests, is when an individual or couple is unable to have children—despite the desire to do so. Across the United States, millions of people suffer through involuntary childlessness every year.  Therapy for involuntary childlessness can help. Through therapy, you can move beyond the emotional pain of involuntary childlessness and either explore solutions or come to … Read More

What is Postpartum Depression?

tomilynParenting, Pregnancy & Postpartum

As a therapist working with expectant and new moms over the last 15 years, I have seen many women who struggle with mood changes after having a baby. What’s normal vs what isn’t? Within the first 48 hours following delivery, estrogen and progesterone concentrations plummet. These gonadal steroids regulate neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for mood. Between 50-85% of women … Read More