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Functioning Well – every family member doing a job they are capable of

Our mission at is to equip families to function as a championship team. In championship teams, every team member has a job to do, and they are trained to do their job with all their heart, focus, and personal skills.

Families that have a member with special needs may need to do jobs they have never done before for the care of the family member, and, even more importantly, for the care of each other. When families are functioning well the responsibility of meeting the needs of the member with special needs is shared to others beyond the primary caregiver.

A great solution to this dilemma happens when every family member adjusts their family responsibilities to assist the primary caregiver. Friends and extended family members find their role in this team-focused process.

The FamilyEQ Resource Builder®reflective assessment and family report helps guide the entire family and support system in the adjustments needed to better care for one another, in addition to the family member who has special needs. This tool identifies family problem solving skills, resilience factors, household organization and caregiver health, and family strengths & resources as areas important to improving functioning wellness.

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Relationship Insurance Part 1 of 3: How to Grow & Maintain Love During Conflict

Conflict can either strengthen or destroy a marriage. The way couples handle conflict is the most significant aspect of being successful or unsuccessful in keeping the marriage together.  Those who handle differences appropriately will be able to make it through life with success and an intact marriage. If, however, they cannot deal effectively with the […]

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Relationship Insurance Part 2 of 3: Conflicts are Inevitable, but Break Ups are Optional

Successful relationships happen when we learn how to resolve Conflicts without chronically moving beyond healthy Complaints. Healthy Complaints actually keep a relationship clean and growing. However, when out of frustration and pain, we start to Criticize or show Contempt, there is danger of a permanent break in the relationship. Healthy Complaints use “I Statements” to […]

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Relationship Insurance Part 3 of 3: Oh No! We’re at Stage Four of Conflict. Now What!

Conflict with contemptuous communication (Stage 4) can trigger emotional flooding and reactivity. When one or both of the people become emotionally reactive (emotionally flooded), it is not possible to have a rational discussion. The couple usually drops into the attack fight / flight mode. The pulse races above the norm of 72 and reaches even […]

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Supporting a Loved One Who is Grieving

Showing our love and care for those we are close to is essential. I learned a lot about being with grieving families and friends from my mom and dad. They had no formal education in grief counseling or anything else, but they had a lot of common sense about supporting people in pain.

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