Category Archives: Partner/Spouse

Real Grown-Ups Don’t Fight Because They Know These Three Things

Fighting is what kids do because they have no skills and brains under construction! They don’t know better. Some adults don’t seem to know better, either. Hijackals definitely don’t, right? Today’s episode will help you, not them. That’s a good thing! Emotional grown-ups don’t fight. Kids and needy adults fight. You don’t want to be…

Relationship Help: Is That Communication? Really?

Communication is a two-way street. Unfortunately, it often seems to have detours and dead ends! So, here’s a little relationship help in the communication department that can really make a difference. As George Bernard Shaw says, “The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.”  Now, he said a mouthful right there. So many…

7 Warning Signs and Wake-Up Calls That Your Partner is MORE Than Selfish

You may be thinking it’s just selfishness, but it could be much more. Don’t miss this! You excuse. You rationalize. You justify. And, repeat. You think that if you are more understanding, loving, compassionate, or giving then the demands will stop. Not if you’re with a Hijackal®! That’s why it’s so important to know if that’s…

Relationship Help: Are You Living with a High-Conflict Person?

High-conflict people leave you feeling used, abused and usually wrong. You cannot do enough to make them happy, get their approval, or feel you can relax. That takes relationship help. You may well be living or working with a high-conflict person if: you never quite feel you can trust them you always feel as though…

Passive-Aggressive Behavior: Why Do You Tolerate It?

Passive-aggressive behavior is crazy-making. You know–especially if you’ve been reading this blog for a while–that to end passive-aggressive behavior you need to have strong boundaries. So why do you continue to tolerate passive-aggressive behavior? It takes two to be passive-aggressive you know. A person cannot play that game alone!  So, why do you play?  Do…

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Trapped By a Hijackal in Sheep’s Clothing? Beware!

Hijackals™ are chameleons when you first meet them. They will be just what you want them to be…and that’s the beginning of the path to feeling trapped. It’s like they can read your soul and give you the love, attention, and understanding you have longed for.   S/he scooped you up, engaged you fully, and stole…

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