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Patricia McCarthy

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When life gets tough: dog

Denise Fuhrmann believes dogs can help people feel better as much as—or even more than—humans can. The psychiatric nurse practitioner frequently observed this in her...

An ongoing thirst for knowledge

An adventurous spirit and minimalist tendencies have allowed Mary Elvin to have a different relationship with work than most people have. She left her most-recent...

Changing bonds with adult children

When her son Tim died at age 26 in 2011, Cathy Hagerman’s life was upended. To say her relationships with her other two children...

Changes all around

As we age and alter our perspectives, most of our relationships—healthy and loving or unhealthy—change along with us. Much of this is developmental—we grow up,...

Adapting to a changing Mom and Dad

Trying to relate to the woman who acts profoundly different from the mother she always knew has been the challenge of Susan Fritts’ life. “My...