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Millennial Relationships: Finding and Keeping Love

Dating and marriage are not what they used to be. The millennial generation is shaped by the inherent struggle with desiring connection and lasting relationships paired with the challenges of the choice paradox, influence of technology, fear of commitment, and pull for independence.

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 Suicidal Thoughts

Nothing is as scary to parents, children, spouses, and loved ones as somebody they care about expressing suicidal thoughts, which is referred to as "suicidal ideation" by mental health professionals. The idea that this person we care about would choose death over life is frightening. We feel both responsible for that person's well-being and terribly helpless.

Same Sex Parents and their Children

Studies estimate that between 1 and 9 million children in the United States have at least one parent who is lesbian or gay. There are approximately 594,000 same-sex partner households, according to the 2000 Census, and there are children living in approximately 27 percent of those households.

Adoption

Making the important decision to adopt may be one of the most challenging and difficult decisions a person or couple can make...Family therapists can help the adoptive family to understand what impact, if any, adoption may be having, and they can help the parents to learn how they can help their child.

Infertility

Infertility is commonly defined as the inability to conceive a child or carry a pregnancy to full term. It is one of the most severe crises that a person or couple may ever face, and presents a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial challenge.

Adolescent Behavior Problems

What are the signs of trouble? Many adolescents get into trouble sometimes. A big question for parents (whether they be "traditional," single, step, or grand-parents), though, is how to know when a youth is headed for more serious problems, or when bad behavior is just "a kid being a kid."