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    Articles by Barbara Massey

    American Association For Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Resources
    AAMFT Resources for complete listing of topics

    Depressed Mood and Intimacy
    AAMFT Resources
     
    Depression in Men
    National Institues Of Health

    Depression
    The hopelessness and helplessness that people experience when they are depressed is more than just a frame of mind -- it is an entire way of being. This pamphlet answers the questions, What are depression's effects on personal and family life? How do you know when to seek help? and What kinds of treatments are commonly used? Click here for more information...

    Marital Distress
    Everyone who is married experiences difficulties, but for some, these troubles reach the point that partners become profoundly disappointed and upset about their marriages and may even come to question whether they want to continue to remain married. Marital distress is very unsettling and the ways marital problems often progress make it easy for things to go from bad to worse. Click here for more information...

    Affairs/Infidelity
    The causes of infidelity are complex and varied. Reasons include low self-esteem, relationship deficits, or a social context in which infidelity is condoned. This pamphlet discusses treatment and recovery. Click here for more information...

     

    American Association For Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Resources for complete listing of topics The hopelessness and helplessness that people experience when they are depressed is more than just a frame of mind -- it is an entire way of being. This pamphlet answers the questions, What are depression's effects on personal and family life? How do you know when to seek help? and What kinds of treatments are commonly used? Everyone who is married experiences difficulties, but for some, these troubles reach the point that partners become profoundly disappointed and upset about their marriages and may even come to question whether they want to continue to remain married. Marital distress is very unsettling and the ways marital problems often progress make it easy for things to go from bad to worse. The causes of infidelity are complex and varied. Reasons include low self-esteem, relationship deficits, or a social context in which infidelity is condoned. This pamphlet discusses treatment and recovery.

     

    Also see:
    After an Affair: How Marital Therapy Heals The Wounds


    NOT "Just Friends": Protect Your Relationship from Infidelity and Heal the Trauma of Betrayal, by Shirley Glass, Ph.D. (book) Highly, Highly Recommended

    Male Sexual Problems
    Couples today expect more out of sex and intimacy than in any point in history. But sexual difficulties are normal. This pamphlet discusses treatment options and when to get help. Click here for more information....

    Female Sexual Problems
    Nearly 40 percent of women of all ages report having sexual problems. This pamphlet answers the questions, What are female sexual problems? What causes female sexual problems? How do you know when to seek help? and How do you get help? Click here for more information...

    Chronic illness and Relationships
    An individual's chronic illness affects the lives of everyone in the family and may create a great deal of stress for all those involved. Family members or the family as a whole may need the support of a qualified MFT who can help the family cope with the many challenges brought on by chronic illness. Click here for more information...
    Chronic Illness Support Group in Southern Oregon:http://www.sohealthyoregon.org/

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    The good news is that PTSD is highly treatable when diagnosed early. The bad news is that it is often missed, or misdiagnosed, by examining physicians and mental health professionals. This pamphlet answers the questions: What causes PTSD? How can you tell if it's PTSD? Is it possible that there can be a delayed reaction to the traumatic event? What kind of help is there for PTSD? What types of drugs might be used in treatment? Click here for more information...

    Stepfamilies
    In stepfamilies, insider and outsider positions start out painfully stuck. Agreements about every day issues lie within the parent-child unit, not between the adult couple. And single parent families usually have become a very tight unit. All of this makes stepparents outsiders in their new families. This outsider position often leaves stepparents feeling invisible, powerless, rejected and lonely. Biological (or adoptive) parents begin as the stuck insiders. They are most connected to their own children, to their new partner, and to their ex-spouse. Insider parents often feel torn and anxious trying to balance everyone's needs. Click here for information...

    Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists