Are you repeating the same behavior patterns in your relationship that you did as a child?

Every parent has their own way of parenting. Consequently, every person’s childhood is different from everyone else’s and can develop unique patterns. The way we are raised influences the way we do things later in life, whether it’s our study habits, work ethic, or career choices. Some parents enforce studying and getting homework done before play. Later in life this can help you to focus more on education or getting your work done in a timely matter. What our parents instill in us at a young age often carries with us in patterns over the years. What happens when we come from a home that is less than optimal? Do we develop differently? Can our childhood affect the way we do things in our relationship?

Earning her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Ricki Geiger is founder and owner of Rickie L. Geiger, LCSW in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ricki is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Group Psychotherapist and Certified Retirement Coach. She has over 30 years of professional experience. She provides individuals, couples, and group therapy for adults over 21 years of age. Ricki is a seasoned, engaging and skilled community educator and workshop presenter.

To find out more about Ricki Geiger and her practice, Ricki L Geiger, LCSW, you can visit their website or call (919) 929-8559 for an appointment.


Could your relationship with your spouse benefit from having an Indian view on marriage?

What is the difference in an Indian Marriage? Marriage is recognized all over the world as a union between two people. By being married you establish rights and obligations between each other, between you and your children, and between you and your in-laws. There can be many reasons that people choose to marry. These reasons could be legal, social, emotional, financial, spiritual or religious.  The views and definitions of marriage widely vary from culture to culture. Some cultures believe in finding someone you love to marry while other cultures believe in arranged marriages. India is such a culture that believes in these arranged marriages. Here in the United States, arranged marriages are not the norm in our culture. However, is there something we can learn from the way Indian culture views marriage?

Founder of John O’Donoghue Therapy Services in Raleigh, North Carolina, Mr. John O’Donoghue is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. He offers counseling for individuals, couples, families and groups. Mr. O’Donoghue is currently offering Blended Family Support and Therapy Groups as well. Mr. O’Donoghue has extensive experience in family issues, relationship and partner issues and parent-child communication. He has traveled to India extensively and is currently writing a book on Indian marriage.

To find out more about John O’Donoghue and his practice, John O’Donoghue Therapy Services, you can visit their website or call (919) 645-7179 for an appointment.

Do you and your spouse have different beliefs when it comes to parenting your child?

Marriages require a delicate balance of values such as commitment, trust and honesty. This balance can prove to be difficult when trying to keep a marriage strong and healthy. When you decide to grow your family you not only have a responsibility to your spouse, you now have an obligation to your child. Learning to balance the two may turn out to be more challenging than you had anticipated. Contradicting beliefs on parenting could not only hinder your ability to co-parent but it may also affect your marriage in a negative way. How can you and your spouse learn to co-parent effectively?

Earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Mrs. Jennifer Viemont founded Triangle Parenting Solutions in Raleigh, North Carolina. At Triangle Parenting Solutions, Jennifer offers a range of coaching and consultation programs to parents of all conflict levels going through divorce. She teaches parents to make co-parenting decisions that are based on their children’s needs. Mrs. Viemont has experience working with children and families in a variety of mental health settings. She has also been a life coach, helping people create and implement plans that would help them reach their goals.

To find out more about Mrs. Jennifer Viemont and her practice, Triangle Parenting Solutions, you can visit their website or call (919) 539-4840 for an appointment.