Patti Carmalt-Vener


Stories by Patti Carmalt-Vener

Under Control

Don’t allow an angry response to grow out of proportion to the problem

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 10/23/2014
Cuts to Cope

Self-mutilation is a form of punishment for being ‘bad’ or ‘damaged’

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 10/16/2014
The 'Fall-Back' Plan

Enjoy the kind of life you’d like to live whether or not you’re dating someone exciting

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 10/09/2014
Let It Out

Suppression of feelings — including sadness — is a form of emotional neglect

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 10/02/2014
Listen and Learn

People are more apt to agree when they know they are being heard

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 09/25/2014
Why Do Women Stay?

The three stages of domestic violence

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 09/18/2014
The Boss of You

An ambitious CEO is forced to manage a new life in retirement

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 09/11/2014
No Laughing Matter

Fear of clowns is not as uncommon as one might think

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 09/05/2014
Wedding Day Blues

Battling sisters should be stopped from ruining a sibling’s chance at happiness

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 08/28/2014
Dark Thoughts

Robin Williams’ death is a wake-up call to recognize suicidal tendencies in others

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 08/21/2014
Breaking the Shell

Therapy can help people with dependent personality disorder develop healthy relationships

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 08/14/2014
Transferring trauma

Perceptions of others can be skewed by too much emotional baggage from childhood

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 08/07/2014
Separation Anxiety

A foster son headed for college fears leaving the best home he ever had

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 07/31/2014
Being You

Parents must understand children are all unique beings with a unique purpose

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 07/24/2014
Learning to Live With It

Part of growing up is coping with the awkward choices of loved ones

Author Patti Carmalt-Vener Date 07/17/2014