Category Archives: Personal Growth

Setting Boundaries That are Clear & Well-Expressed?

Setting Boundaries That are Clear & Well-Expressed?

Ever feel used, abused and confused?  It may be that you are suffering from “Boundaryitis”.  Boundaryitis ! You’re inflamed because people walk all over you. You have no boundaries to keep you safe. That’s what boundaries are for. Boundaries are fundamentally important to creating healthy relationships. They are essential in relationships with people you love, or…

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Relationship Advice: “That REALLY bugs me!!!”

  Are there things your partner does that cause you to say “That REALLY bugs me!”? And, when you say it, are you thinking s/he should now change that behavior?  Oops! That’s not a reasonable expectation. I know you might think it is and you might even pull out that old, awful, in-my-opinion-never-to-be-heard-again phrase:  “If…

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

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,…

Relationship Help: What if S/He says “NO” to you?

We live in la-la land sometimes. We think that because someone tells us they love us that that guarantees they will say “Yes!” when we ask something of them. That crooked thinking is why we often need relationship help. Who ever said that loving someone meant that they would always say “Yes”? That is right…

Relationship Help: Predicting the Future of Your Relationship

Will your marriage thrive, survive or demise? Here’s some relationship help for figuring that out. Working with so many couples for so long, I have seen that there are many predictors of a relationship’s future. I know that relationships are more likely to fall apart in direct proportion to the individual partners’ unwillingness to look…

Relationship Help: Good-Enough Parenting between Neglect & Over-Protect

Perfectionistic parents have a tough time with “good-enough” parenting. Other parents have a tough time finding the balance between the two extremes of neglecting and over-protecting. Where is that balance and how do you know if you’ve found it? First of all, we need a little more information. Do you have a life, or 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…

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

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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