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I AM Enough

30 Jun

It’s hard to believe how often our past makes its way into our relationships, but you only need to listen to couples seeking help to find out how much our childhood determines our conflict-style and dynamics.

When Is It Too Late To Save a Marriage?

22 Jun

I get asked the question all the time: When is it too late to save a marriage?

Are You a Love Addict?

15 Jun

If you’ve been around long enough, you probably know a bit about addiction – at least the kind that involves illicit drugs or alcohol. But, what about love? Is it possible to be a love “addict”? And, if so, what does it mean for those around us?

Can a Great Relationship Shield You From Negativity?

8 Jun

The research is clear: Being in a satisfying relationship can predispose you to all sorts of wonderful things. For example, those who report high relationship satisfaction tend to live longer, have a better job, and have lower stress. However, the flip-side is also true: Those who report low relationship satisfaction report poorer health, bad job […]

It only takes 5 minutes

5 Jun

There is definitely a tension between my schedule and me. And sometimes I feel conflicted.

Jealousy and Envy – Can They Be Useful?

1 Jun

Even though jealousy and envy are perfectly normal emotions, for some reason, we have trouble admitting we have them to others (and ourselves, for that matter). Society tells us it’s bad to feel jealous or envious, that those feelings represent some sort of deficiency of self (why else would we refer to jealousy a the […]

Encouraging Lateral Thinking to Problem Solve

27 May

Our model of thinking in the Western world is based on linear logic – which is entirely derived from the left side of the brain.

When Is Conflict Worth It?

25 May

Have you ever been around someone who creates conflict even over the smallest events or problems? It’s as if this person might be hunting for conflict or complaint and seizes on every opportunity to “have it out.”

Leaders: Would you rather be liked or respected?

22 May

Leadership is hard and lonely. Creating a vision and direction can impact many – like shaking up the status quo. So, as you forge a new leadership role or build on an existing one … would you feel better if you are liked or respected?

Does Long Distance = Less Conflict?

18 May

When it comes to long-distance relationships, the generally-accepted philosophy is that they’re not a good idea and often lead to conflict and break-ups. But, is that really the case?