Author Archives: Jennifer Gardella

COVID-19 and Infertility: When Your Plans Are Put on Hold

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, all “non-essential” activities and businesses were closed, and non-emergency medical services were suspended. While for some people this shut-down was nothing more than an inconvenience, for others it was devastating – including infertile … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Your Life after Coronavirus

As the coronavirus case curves continue to flatten and decline, restrictions placed on our lives are beginning to ease. While we will still need to be careful for quite some time, the small steps toward the freedom we once enjoyed … Continue reading

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Lessons from Marriage Counseling

One of the most important lessons I try to help my clients understand is that maintaining a long-term intimate relationship takes a lot of work, and the work is ongoing. It’s not like you can work on your marriage once … Continue reading

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Is a Fertility Support Group Right for You?

I work with couples struggling with infertility. Sometimes they eventually conceive and a child is born and sometimes not. My goal is to help them remain emotionally healthy as individuals and grow closer as a couple through the process of … Continue reading

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How to Work Out the Big Conflicts in Marriage

Every marriage has differences and conflicts because every marriage is made up of two people who have different backgrounds, perspectives, and personalities. It’s inevitable that you will disagree in some areas. Most couples can work through the small conflicts, but … Continue reading

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Top 5 Problems to Work on in Your Marriage

Top 5 Problems to Work on in Your Marriage  If you got married expecting “happily ever after” without any effort on your part, you’ve probably discovered by now that it doesn’t work that way. Having a healthy marriage takes a … Continue reading

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Causes of Depression

Depression is a complex illness that is often caused by multiple factors. As a counselor, it is important to explore the underlying causes of the depression my clients are experiencing, in order to develop a treatment plan that will be … Continue reading

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Dealing with Postpartum Depression

Having a baby can be an exciting and joyful time, but it can also be stressful. New responsibilities along with physical and hormonal changes can create emotional upheaval, either during pregnancy or after birth. Often these “baby blues” last only … Continue reading

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How to Stop Recurring Fights in Your Marriage

Most marital disagreements are recurring. The same issues resurface again and again, often revolving around money, chores, the children, or intimacy. It may seem like they can never be resolved, but the truth is, many marriage differences are resolvable. When … Continue reading

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Be Kind to Yourself When Going Through Infertility

Infertility is a complex problem that rarely has a single cause. It can take time to unravel and can involve many medical procedures, schedules, and lifestyle changes that can add stress to an already stressful situation. Be kind to yourself, … Continue reading

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