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Getting you on the other side of anxiety
Linda Esposito LCSW
Are you stymied by your ex's contrary ways and the effects on your children? A few adjustments can go a long way.
Whether you're new to the co-parenting game or a veteran of the high-conflict conundrum, you can simplify the process with a few solid steps.
When your thoughts are racing and you don't feel in control, putting pen to paper can go a long way toward calming your mind.
No one knows what the new year will bring. Suspension of the catastrophic "what ifs" goes a long way toward acceptance.
Learning to manage uncomfortable emotions could help extend your life.
Unprecedented world events can make us feel helpless and unsafe. A few adjustments can go a long way toward agency and inner peace.
Living with someone 24-7 can be a drag. A few adjustments can go a long way toward restoring balance and harmony to your partnership.
Is your family coming apart at the seams? A single truth can help you navigate difficult situations, even if everyone around you is on a different page.
Do you find yourself more jumpy, edgy, and short on patience these days? If so, these strategies can help you reach a functional anxious state, with more peace of mind.
No doubt many of us are riding the "Hot Mess Express" these days. But self-absorption and a lack of compassion are never healthy for dealing with uncertain times.
Your ex likely reacts to stress and uncertainty in the same manner as before the pandemic. Learn co-parenting workarounds to address common problems, while retaining your sanity.
Do your parents still think they're going on that seven-day cruise in May? A few tactics can help you help them see our new reality.
We all have a daily option: Practice peace or practice stress. Which side of the fence are you on?
Are you primed to lash out when stressed? Make the necessary changes to cultivate calm and confidence during conflict.
Are others around you sick and tired of you being sick and tired? Maybe it's time to get out of your head and into something else.
Are you sabotaging your efforts at experiencing peace of mind? Try these five calming tips.
Worried that your kid will grow up with the same personality as their difficult mom or dad? Follow these steps to increase psychological durability.
Has the family court system hit you with another parenting penalty? Choosing who's in your clinical corner can make all the difference for you and your children.
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Anxiety solutions without spending time, energy, and money on therapy.
Just because your divorce wasn't contentious doesn't mean co-parenting will always be smooth. Learn how to handle in-between bouts of instability.
Are you at a loss for how to manage your child's emotional meltdowns? Supporting her to support herself may be your best bet.
Are you drowning in co-parenting exhaustion? A few adjustments can go a long way.
Having boundaries that are too rigid or too loose can lead to psychological distress and unhealthy relationships.
Trying to co-parent with a narcissistic ex can feel like one never-ending boxing match. A few adjustments can go a long way in redefining your parenting plan.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed about the high cost of college? Maybe it's not worth the worry, after all.
Is anxiety consuming more minutes of your day than not? A few tweaks can go a long way toward finding inner peace and productivity.
That state in-between feeling blah and bad can linger too long. Before you head back to therapy, try these psychological hacks first.
The omission of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) by the DSM-5 does not mean it's not a thing.
Are you moving fast but getting nowhere? A few adjustments can get you on the calm track.
As challenging as it is being court-ordered to co-parent with a narcissist, there are ways to cultivate a calm, confident solo-parenting plan instead.
Linda Esposito, LCSW, is a psychotherapist helping adults and teens overcome stress and anxiety.