Tag Archives: Peace In Relationships

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 Songs Have Shaped Your Thinking? by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD at Sow Peace

Relationships: What Songs Shaped Your Thinking?

The beginning of the new year is a great time to be reflecting on your relationship with yourself.  It’s a good time for making positive changes. One New Year’s Day, I was painting my front door. While painting I chose to listen to an old CD, a mix that I was given of songs that have…

Relationship Help: Can you keep your mouth shut AND the door open?

There are times–often, many times–when we are just bursting to speak. We want to tell folks what we think, why we think it, why our opinion/advice/insight has merit, and what they should be doing/thinking/feeling/considering.  Does that about cover it? Yes, I think so, but what really needs to be covered is our mouths! Yep! It’s…

Relationship Help: New EBook for you on Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Behavior & People

  It’s ready for you. My new ebook, STOP! That’s Crazy-Making! will help you to recognize, respond to, and recover from the passive-aggressive behavior of the folks in your life at home and at work. We are often confounded by the behavior of others. One of those confounding behaviors in passive-aggressive behavior. Many of my…

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…

Need Relationship Help? Take a moment for this!

Sometimes we are so mired down in the details of our lives that we forget to lift our heads and see the bigger picture. Today, I just wanted to give you something to warm your heart and lift your spirit…as well as your head. For there to be peace in our relationships, in our life…

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…

Relationship Help: Making excuses is inexcusable

Anticipating a new client in my counseling practice today, I came in early. Preparing for her arrival, I was reflecting on what little I knew about her, yet understanding how great her need was to begin the process of unwrapping and unpacking things that were standing in the way of moving on with life and…

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