Category Archives: Relationships At Work

Relationship Advice: “So, the passive-aggressive guy said….!”

Maybe it was Art Linkletter who said, “Passive-aggressive men say the darndest things!”  The passive-aggressive guy said,  “If I can’t get what I want, then why should I give you what you want?” Now, in a supposedly loving relationship, that’s quite curious. It turns relationship into bartering. And, of course, it’s not rocket science to…

Relationship Help: Are You Getting Diatribes When You’re Wanting Dialogues?

Sometimes, we’re afraid to open up conversations about troubling issues for fear it will only make matters worse. We’re afraid that we’ll be met with a diatribe and there will be no dialogue. Sound familiar? What’s a diatribe? Well, that’s when someone holds forth and seldom takes a breath while giving you all the reasons,…

Are you Self-Aware & “Other” Wise?

Becoming other wise is one of the greatest benefits of getting relationship help, even when you don’t think you need it. Gathering insights and learning skills proactively keeps your relationship healthy and strong. Don’t wait for a problem! Recently, I was invited to speak at a women’s conference just an hour away from my home.…

Relationship Help: Tips for Telling the Tough Truth

Relationships require honesty. That means you have to have the skills, willingness and ability to tell the tough truth. Sometimes that takes some relationship help. What is the “tough truth”?  It is what is true for you that the other many not want to hear, or may not respond to well. You have  likely had…

Relationship Help: Co-Existing, Co-Operating or Collaborating?

Co-existing? Co-operating? Collaborating? Which is it generally in your relationship? It’s important to contemplate these distinctions because they make all the difference in the viability and the vitality of your relationship. You can look the words up in a dictionary and you’ll find there is little distinction, but in terms of relationship help, there are…

Relationship Help: Are You Engaged in All-or-Nothing Thinking?

From mountains to molehills, from molehills to mountains, and nowhere in between. That’s the dangerous territory of an all-or-nothing thinker who actually feels s/he is playing it safe! If you and/or your partner are all-or-nothing thinkers, this blog post will give you insights into why you need relationship help to recognize, understand and make decisions…

Keynotes & Seminars

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Relationship Help: Are You Behaving in Passive-Aggressive Ways?

How do you know if you are passive-aggressive? Aside from the obvious wake of people who won’t get close to you, there are certain things to think about to determine if your behavior is passive-aggressive. GOOD NEWS: People are not passive-aggressive by nature.  It’s their communication and conflict management patterns that ar, and these are…

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