Our own unresolved internal contradictions seem to create within us a tendency to label others. This can be destructive to society and relationships. A better understanding of who we are and how we all defy categorization helps us better understand one another.
My harrowing escape from cynicism while opening a psychiatric practice, raising three young children and enduring the end of an 18-year marriage.
Memories of medical school, marriage, making music, mistakes and much much more.
Don't let a history of divorce keep you from fully immersing yourself into a second marriage. Dig in and enjoy all that a healthy relationship has to offer.
Dr. Martin Carpenter sits down with licensed marriage and family therapists, Ian Kerns and Kate Bell to discuss breakups, toxic relationships, stale marriages and tips for how to improve your relationships.
There's hope! After a painful divorce, a person can recover and have a fantastic life. Stay the course, do the work and remain true to the God that brought you through.
The emotional wreckage post divorce requires concerted and intentional cleanup. You need to take your time and work through the process. Rushing into new relationships and running from the process of healing only postpones the inevitable and creates more problems than it solves. Join me for a discussion on the subject of recovering from a divorce.
Church-going Christians get divorced regularly. Its painful for everybody and can be very confusing to navigate. In this episode, Carpenter offers advice from both firsthand and professional experience on the matter of divorce in the church.
Divorce is virtually always a mess and often in unpredictable ways. Here we examine many of the considerations people often overlook when contemplating ending a marriage. Gain a deeper understanding of the factors leading to marital breakdown and what you might expect post-divorce in terms of dating and finding a new partner.
Find a reason, any reason, to be thankful. No matter how bad it seems, we can always find gratitude if we are willing. Giving thanks is an intentional decision and a learned skill. The hard part is moving from a persona of "victim" to a persona of "blessed." We must die to ourselves to find gratitude. In this video I explain what that means and how to do it. It has to be done on purpose and with persistence in order to reap the reward of deep peace and contentment. Listen for practical tips and general principles that will help you on your path to emotional health.
Learning how to stand up for ourselves and say no is fundamental to being emotionally healthy. We, in the mental health business, call it "assertiveness." Being assertive means overcoming the fear of what may happen in our relationships if we speak our mind. Assertiveness can be done well or poorly and I'll discuss examples of both. I'll give you lots of guidance on how to make meaningful change in this area of your life and some insight as to why it is so crucial to get this figured out.
Feelings of meaninglessness creeping in? Here are some thoughts on how we get ourselves into patterns of stagnation and going through the motions.
Here's why it just might turn out to be a good thing when everything you thought you knew comes crashing down. Dr. Carpenter elaborates on life stages and the emotional challenges common to most all of us. He describes what wisdom looks like and what happens as you age if you are not wise.
Psychiatrist, Dr. Martin Carpenter interviews fellow psychiatrist and mentor, Dr. Arnold Andersen. Includes discussion of emotional pain, psychotropic medications, the emotional health of politicians, performance enhancement, sex and religion.