Did your marriage start out in a blissful state? Have you been floating on cloud nine, but now thunderstorms are on the horizon?
This is normal. No married couple can stay in the honeymoon phase forever. Sooner or later, real life takes over.
All of us start out believing our mate is close to perfect. They are somewhat of a god or goddess.
Do you know the difference between making a choice and making a decision? They sound almost identical in meaning, but there is a huge difference.
A decision takes an investment of time and energy, maybe a risk of some type, and real determination. A choice is much simpler.
You might, for example, decide to enter a new career field. You'll take...Read more
Are you fighting with friends who support a different political party than you? Are you angry with your sister because she just got some flamboyant tattoos?
Differences can tear any two people apart. However, finding common ground can bond you in ways you never expected.
It takes good communication and careful thought, but we all need to build...Read more
Do you need to speak up and tell the truth about something? If you can't, you might be a victim of abuse.
Those who don't respect your feelings will make you fear speaking up. How? They'll use anger and other emotions to intimidate you.
Maybe you need to share information about your kids with your ex-spouse. Or maybe your stressful workplace ...Read more
In dealing with people we know, it’s easy to feel a lack of closeness or too much closeness. There is tension either way. Finding middle ground can be tough.
Relationships are important, but they can put a strain on our mental wellness. We struggle to find balance, while trying not to offend those we care about.
Maybe you’re neglecting ...Read more
Do you get upset just thinking about unkind people? Some may ignore you. Others may criticize you behind your back. And worse, some may verbally disrespect you face-to-face.
Gaining respect starts with becoming centered in feeling good about yourself. If you present your best self to the world, it’s easier to ignore those who don’t respect ...Read more