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Posts by Terri Abraham

Grief Group Starting in January

“Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.” – Thomas Horn  There is no one way to mourn a loss. And the pain and suffering of losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things we experience and life. Continuing to move on and live your…

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Does your loved one have a Substance Use Disorder?

When a loved one begins acting in unhealthy ways that are out of character, you may consider whether they are suffering from an addiction (meaning they are dependent) or abuse (meaning they not dependent but use is creating problems) disorder. Here are some warning signs you may notice to help you in deciding when to…

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When Someone You Love May Be Suicidal

The recent suicides by celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought into our awareness that suicide can affect anyone. Statistics show that suicide rates are rising dramatically. People are being urged to reach out if they need help but if someone reaches out to you, would you know what to do? If you are…

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Feeling All Your Feelings

Riiiip! I don’t think there’s a more satisfying sound than weeds being ripped from the ground by their roots. I’ve been doing a lot of weed pulling lately, thanks to this rainy summer (more on that here). Last night I was so grateful for the sense of sound so I could hear yet more crabgrass…

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Improving your Family Relationships

Eastern family

Going home for the holidays and dreading that there will be no change in your family relationships? Does your significant other ever accuse you of becoming someone he or she doesn’t recognize when you’re with your family? Maybe you’re reverting to an old and familiar role… In most families, we each play a role. In…

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Stop Trying to Reason with Unreasonable People

stubborn man

Seriously. Stop it. It doesn’t work. They don’t get it. And it’s making you miserable. I see it all the time in my practice. Clients struggle to figure out how to make a relationship work, why it’s not getting better, what they’re doing wrong that keeps things stuck. Often, from where I sit, I see they’re only making one…

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Are You Dealing with an Unreasonable Person?

angry woman

Last week, I suggested that a way to be more at peace and content in your life would be to stop trying to be reasonable with unreasonable people. Today, I want to explore how to know if you are dealing with an Unreasonable Person (UP). First, let me say that I use the term “Unreasonable”…

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Surrender to Win

individual counseling

So, you finally admit to yourself that you can’t make your loved one change. Now what do you do? For many of us it seems that our only option is to stay stuck in a miserable rut. My client, Rob, thought that. A widower for 10 years, he discovered about 5 years ago daughter began…

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