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How the Past Permeates the Present in Family Life

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     We like to believe that we can break free from the impressions and imprints of our past. But who we are today is due in part to our early experiences in our family of origin. Do we recreate portions of our childhood family dynamics in adulthood relationships? How does this play out? What benefits us? What keeps us stuck in trying to create the best marriage we can?

      My guest today will show how the quality of our marital life has everything to do with our attachment formation during our formative years. She will offer some suggestions about making improvements, understanding that quick fixes cannot get us out of predicaments and that sometimes that we need to be radically different.
     Charlette Mikulka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with three decades of professional experience and is currently in full time private practice as a psychotherapist. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers, EMDR International Association, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. For a complete bio, please visit her website at www.peaceintheheartandhome.com.
      Charlette is the Author of “Peace in the Heart and Home: A Down-to-Earth Guide to Creating a Better Life for You and Your Loved Ones.” (2011) The book is available on her website and through www.amazon.com. “Peace in the Heart and Home” describes the methods that bring deep, lasting relief and well-being; takes the mystery out of physical and emotional distress and relationship drama; and presents numerous stories of real people that demonstrate how we get stuck and how dramatic change and healing are achievable.