Communication

Handle With Care

During a client session this week, I listened to a couple discuss how an incident in their marriage made them realize just how fragile their relationship is. I hear couples identify the frailty of their connection countless times a day: “If only I would have known” or “Why did it have to take XYZ to …

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Technology and Relationships

So the other day I was watching TV and an old valentines commercial came on. By the end of the commercial I didn’t have the words to express how I was feeling.  The commercial started with a couple out to dinner and she picks up her cell phone and starts looking at it while he …

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Fighting

I just read an article explaining how sometimes in marriage you have to lose to “win”.  This makes me think about a statement I have heard and I often say to my clients “you can be right or you can be in relationship with”.  What does that mean to you and what do you want? Do you …

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Desire

The 50 Shades SeriesPart 1, Desire I recently read the 50 shades of Grey series by EL James, and have decided to include my comments on the books.  This series offers up so many different areas of discussion that I will be doing my own 50 Shades of Grey series. I recently saw EL James interviewed …

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Blended families of young to adolescent children

Starting a blended family is a great new opportunity in your life!  It can also leave you with some questions.  What is the step-parent step-child relationship going to be like?  If there are step-siblings are they going to get along?  How do you deal with cultural differences, or differences in established patterns and routines? These are all legitimate concerns, …

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In Sickness And In Health

A few weeks ago my husband and I got sick at the same time.  It wasn’t pretty or a pleasant experience by any means. Having kids and being sick at the same time is really quite an interesting challenge.  I am sure many of you have experienced something like that, but for us it was a first.  It …

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