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Tag Archives: boundaries

Optimize Circles

I’d love to welcome you to my Optimize Circles. I’m Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, The Relationship Help Doctor, and I’ve created a safe place of support for you, away from Facebook, so you can feel secure. Share your journey. Ask your questions. Learn, grow, and heal. In your life journey, you’ve likely met one or two of Read More > >

Verbal Abuse And How To Stop It

Are you experiencing verbal abuse? Are you allowing yourself to call it what it is? Or, do you make excuses for it, justify it? When you call your partner on it, does s/he say you’re too sensitive? Do you really believe that? You don’t set out to be in a difficult relationship, but, you’re often Read More > >

Difficult People At Work Make You Want to Stay Home

Hijackals®, aka chronically difficult people at work, can create a daily hell when you have to interact with them. How do they show up and what can you do with them? A few weeks ago, my colleague and friend, Robert Imbriale, invited me to talk about my term, Hijackals–those chronically difficult people at work–on his…

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: 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…

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