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Friendsgiving: When Friends Become Your Family

“Friends are the family you choose.” — Jess C. Scott Sandra’s Friendsgiving story is one several of us can relate to: She was far from home, and getting back to her family for Thanksgiving was not feasible. She decided to have her own gathering with people she was close to and wanted to be with.

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Legacy of Pain: Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Thea struggle is part of the story.” – Unknown You dream your whole life of becoming a parent. You find someone you care about and decide to take the leap of faith into parenthood. You are absolutely elated when that pregnancy test reads positive; every waking (and sleeping) moment thereafter revolves around all things baby–clothes,

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An Optimist’s Guide To Navigating Life

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill  Do you believe that good things will happen in the future? Do you expect things to work out for the best? Do you think that even good things can come from negative events–that challenges or obstacles

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Women Aren’t The Only Ones With Emotions

“Too many men I know experience shame because society places pressure on them to withhold emotion: emotion and sensitivity is weak. I have found the opposite is true: emotion and sensitivity is what makes us strong.” ~Natalie Brenner Recently I saw a teen male client who struggles with depression–although one would never guess it due

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Love Your Body, Love Yourself!

“You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” — Jessica Ortner  Body positivity has been a looming topic for me because I can attest to the fact that body image is an ongoing struggle for each of us. This includes men;

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Melissa Cluff, MS, LMFT, CSAT

Melissa Cluff is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in North Texas, providing face-to-face and telehealth therapy options to clients in Texas.