Children and Friends

Often parents express the concern that their child has no or few friends. This can happen at any age. Whether the child is six or sixteen, parents may be tempted to become involved in...

Teaching Little Girls Interpersonal Ecology

I often have the opportunity to work with children, and frequently hear stories from elementary age girls about the ongoing turmoil that arises out of the changing nature of friendships at that age. It...

Ending a Marriage Does Not Mean Failure

I shudder when I hear the term 'failed marriage,' or that someone 'failed' a grade at school. To 'fail,' according to the dictionary, is to not succeed; be unable to do or become what...

Sick Leave Shaming

Over the years, a majority of my clients who must go on sick leave, have feelings of shame and embarrassment. The reason for this is that what is common in many workplaces, is criticizing...

How to Deal with Being in a Dominant Relationship

Many women have grown up watching their Mothers being dominated by the man in her life. In many cultures the man is still considered the head of the house. If the Father dominated the...

Growing Up Whole

“Love and pain become one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child.” ~ Pat Benatar It certainly can be a challenge dealing with the demands and frustrations of being a parent, while...

Communication in Relationship

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others." ~ Anthony Robbins A common...

Having the Courage to Try New Things

"If we're growing we are always going to be out of our comfort zone." ~ John Maxwell Does fear stop you from trying new things? Do you hesitate to apply for a new job, take...

Improving Relationships With Adult Children

"No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him." ~ Frank Pittman Do you have adult children from whom you are estranged, or with whom...

When Being Alone is Hard

“ Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. ” ~ Paul Tillich quotes Some people...

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