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Are Male Teen Athletes more likely to Abuse Girlfriends | University of Pittsburgh Study | Orlando Counselor Jim West

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Violent sports and dating abuse documented among college athletes and the this study sought out to see if there was the same correlation with high school athletes and the results were very interesting.  The study looked at 16 California High Schools and surveyed 1,648 male students. The study found "hyper masculine" students seem to be [...]

7 Issues to Address Before Marriage | Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Engaged | Orlando Marriage Counselor Relationship Expert Dana West, LCSW

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The latest Hollywood love news is that Kim Kardashian was presented with a 15-carat diamond ring from her long-term rapper boyfriend Kanye West, on her birthday October 21, 2013.  This will be Kardashian’s third attempt to walk down the aisle into matrimony bliss or will she?  Why does she keep making the same mistakes in [...]

Bruce and Kris Jenner Separated | Keeping up with the Kardashians TV | 5 Tips to Strengthen Friendship in your Marriage | Orlando Marriage Counselor

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After 22 years of marriage Bruce and Kris Jenner call it quits and separate.  The Keeping up with the Kardashians TV stars have been fighting rumors of splitting up for the last few years.  From viewing the episodes, you can see the power struggles, lack of affection, self-centeredness, and the practice of living separate lives [...]

Lost that Lovin’ Feeling | Orlando Marriage Counselor on 4 Tips to Fall in Love Again | Richard Gere

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Richard Gere separated from Cara Lowell over the past year and they are planning to divorce after 11 years of marriage.  The media has reported on the high percentage of divorces amongst celebrities and wonder how they grow apart.  There are many reasons for relationship failures, but one reason is celebrity couples are often traveling [...]

Instagram Beauty Pageants | Orlando Counselor | Teen Girls Self-Esteem | Toddlers & Tiaras | Tips for Parents

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From Toddlers and Tiaras to Instagram Beauty Pageants, young girls are throwing themselves onto the merciless stage of judgment, comparisons, criticism and pain. According to an ABC News report, “Among the hottest activities on social media these days is Instagram’s beauty contests, where young girls go head-to-head in cyber beauty pageants online and on their [...]

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Orlando Counselor Dana West

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The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These [...]