A Wedding isn’t a Piece of Paper

It’s the month of June which invites weddings. I am saddened when I hear someone say, “A wedding is just a piece of paper.” It has inspired me, repeatedly, to describe how I view a wedding and a marriage as one of the most precious and powerful human experiences. At last, I wrote a rebuttal. […]

Losing Our Men for “Peace”

I wrote this many years ago and I just discovered it as I live in mourning widowhood. My Great Love, Jack Waldenmaier, passed away of cancer on January 7th. It’s as if I wrote it this week. Losing Our Men for “Peace” When our men are killed, We are left with the existential loneliness of […]

2019 ~ Speaking

My NSA-NT Member Power Portrait for 2019 Heather Carlile, MA, LPC-S heathercarlile.com heather@heathercarlile.com 214-636-5889 Topics: Mentoring a Generation in five subjects. PURPOSE: Mentoring for Mission ~ ReWriting Your Future COUPLES: Mentoring for Marriage ~ Designer Marriage FAMILY: Mentoring for Parenting ~ Keeping Our Teens On Track HARDSHIPS: Mentoring for Healing ~ Knowing & Preventing OuchRage […]

Mentoring a Generation

Mentoring a Generation Connecting the Dots of Life The Artful Use of Vast Information We are starting a generation based on the artful use of vast information and the focused implementation of schooled abilities in order to build a healthy life. PURPOSE: Mentoring for Mission Mentoring a Generation’s Identity ~ MAGI. Seven Building Blocks of a Healthy Life. […]

Using the Enneagram to Find and Refine Relationships

Using the Enneagram to Find and Refine Relationships Thursdays, May 30 – June 13, 7-9 pm Unity Church of Dallas – Open to the Public $55 for all three classes. To register, go to: http://unitydallas.org/wp/classes-workshops/educational-classes/ or call: 972-233-7106 Looking for a soul mate or just trying to really understand the one you’ve got?  Join expert […]

Playing With Fire in Marriages

As a Marriage Counselor, I learn countless examples of how we “Play with Fire” in our relationships. Often people do things without thinking which end up hurting the one they love and affecting the levels of trust they have created. And, sometimes, we know that we’ve made a mistake yet don’t know how to apologize […]

The No. 1 Cause of a Breakup or Divorce

MOST DON’T KNOW: I often ask couples, when they are seeing me for a session, What do you think is the No. 1 Cause of a Breakup or Divorce? Sometimes they get close but this is not the obvious source of difficulties…wondering if it’s money, sex, affairs, violence, parenting, in-laws, addiction, etc.? Nope. Yes it […]

Research on Couples Counseling

New research shows that, when couples are seriously considering separation or divorce, doing the work on their relationship through counseling can help most. After 5 years and sincerely focusing on improving their relationship, only 12% actually get a divorce. And, 75% of the couples are now happy or very happy. One of my favorite things […]

Couple’s Communication Class

Join Me… My Couple’s Communication Classes Four Thursday Evenings – Call for start of the next class: 214-636-5889. 6:30 p.m. ’til 8:00 $497 $297 per Couple for All Four Thursdays. 801 E. Campbell Rd., Suite #152 (Campbell Road at Greenville) Richardson, TX 75081 Do you… • Want to ensure or work on your relationship but […]