The Marriage I.C.U.

By Jill Woolworth, LMFT I work in an emergency room-- an ER for relationships. Couples come in emotionally bleeding and deeply injured, but their pain isn’t visible on the outside. Their spouse can’t see it either. They see and feel their own pain as larger than life and their partner as the enemy who caused [...]

The Marriage I.C.U.2015-10-08T12:48:34-05:00

School is bad for our Closest Relationships

By Jill Woolworth, LMFT So are business, sports, the arts and every other arena in which we are taught to compete, excel and be cool under pressure.  Why?  Because we carry the skill set we learn there into our homes and it wreaks havoc in moments of stress.  How does this happen? From the [...]

School is bad for our Closest Relationships2017-10-11T02:59:34-05:00

The real “F” word is FEAR

By Jill Woolworth, LMFT Fear of rejection.  Not fear of death or spiders or heights. We understand those fears; they make sense. Fear of rejection is invisible.  It is the unseen engine that blows up relationships.   We were designed for loving, interdependent community.  Jesus prayed "that they all might be one as we are [...]

The real “F” word is FEAR2017-10-11T02:59:34-05:00

Anyone for Charred Apricots?

By Jill Woolworth, LMFT Yesterday, I watched an attractive middle-aged woman back her convertible out of a driveway. A car  zipped by on the main road and she had to brake suddenly. “@*$%!” she exclaimed angrily to no one  in particular. Her face looked contorted for a few seconds before she zoomed off. What message [...]

Anyone for Charred Apricots?2017-10-11T02:59:35-05:00