Tag Archives: relationship problems

Having Trouble Co-Parenting with Your Difficult Ex?

Co-Parenting with your former spouse is about the children, not about the parents…ideally! Children need to know–and feel–they are more important than the conflict that is, or was, between their parents. Maintaining that is what effective, conscious co-parenting is all about. Co-parenting well provides stability for the child while allowing the child to maintain close…

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…

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 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…

Looking for help to SAVE your relationship?

Right now, my relationship feels: Which of these most closely describes your relationship. You need answers to your relationship questions, and solutions to your relationship issues. In your relationship, things may feel rocky, distant, broken, or even, hopeless, right now. Don’t give up! Lots of people need help with their relationship. Relationships are not easy! I Read More > >

Relationship Help: Ever Feel Taken for Granted?

A great enemy of loving relationships is that old phrase: “taken for granted.” It’s a sure sign of needing relationship help. Many folks who have been in relationship for a while are well-served by stopping to think about whether or not they might be taking their partners for granted. What does it mean, to take…

Relationships: 4 Vital Connections to Reduce Holiday Stress Now

Holiday time.  Time for seeing friends and relatives, creating traditions, celebrating together. Time for taking time to connect.  Time for family relationships and traditions. Time that sometimes seems a little scarce  throughout the rest of the year. Sounds great!  But, a small problem. Somehow, during the holidays, time becomes even scarcer! Instead of slowing down and…

Relationship Help: Got boundaries? Or, faultfinding down to an art?

Some people have been carefully trained to be faultfinders. They look for the problems, the inadequacies, the not-quite-good-enoughs, and the less-than-perfects…and pounce! Fault is often the first thing out of their mouths. You might know one or two such folks.  Maybe, you’re related to one? Or, married to one?  Or, do you have faultfinding down…

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