Category Archives: Personal Growth

What Good Is There In Receiving Criticism From Someone You Hardly Know?

Have you ever experienced receiving criticism from someone you hardly knew–and, who hardly knew you?  It’s a strange situation, isn’t it? I think so. I wonder if they think it is a way to build intimacy in a relationship that is barely past the acquaintance stage? Or, is it an attempt to demonstrate their vast awareness…

What Is Narcissistic Behavior? Believe Actions, Not Words!

Narcissistic Behaviour Have you ever been lured into a store with the promise of a great–almost unbelievable–deal? Then, you get there and find that there are conditions: the deal is only available for people with perfect credit, green hair, purple eyes, an IQ of 220 and whose mother had no children? Otherwise,  you’re out of…

Going Home for the Holidays & Hoping It Will Be Different?

Is it realistic to expect that you can go home for the holidays and people will treat you as you are at this point in your life? Or, will they treat as they are comfortable thinking of you as they knew you? Sometimes, people like to keep us in the box they drew around us…

Relationship Help: S/he Who Won’t Be Pleased!

Have you ever lived with, or worked with or for, S/he Who Won’t Be Pleased? No matter how much attention, time or effort you give something, it is not good enough. No matter how much you offer, you are discounted for not offering more, or for not offering something different. Relationship problems result. Does it…

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Are You Letting Jealousy Ruin Your Relationship?

JEALOUSY! The green, fire-breathing monster lies in wait to devour relationships! Is it just waiting for an opportunity to put an end to yours? Jealousy is within you. It has nothing to do with your partner. No matter what your partner does, you still feel jealous UNLESS you track it down, dissect it, and reduce…

Get relationship help now for yourself if you suspect you are living with, or divorced from a high conflict person.

Manage Anger Or It Will Manage You!

When people come to me for anger management coaching and classes, they often say: “I don’t like who I am when I let my anger fly!”  They are disappointed, embarrassed, humiliated, and/or, having to mop up a big spill of emotions that didn’t need to happen. You might say, “Yes, it did! I just couldn’t stand…

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Stop Blaming Others: Why You Need To Give Up The Blame Game.

Have you noticed that, when anything negative, unpleasant or embarrassing happens, people look for something or someone to blame? How about you? Are you ready to stop blaming others? Even if they trip on the sidewalk, it’s the city’s fault, or bad workmanship, or the Universe out to get them! What about thinking about their…

Healing After A Loss Takes Longer Than You Wish It Did!

We all experience loss. Someone leaves us. Someone dies. Jobs end. Children leave home or stop talking to us. Loss feels bad. And, it takes longer to heal after a loss than you wish it did! Loss hurts! It makes you question life, love, values and beliefs. It can turn you from a peaceful person…

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