Marriage is not always an easy road; it’s filled with bumps, holes, and at times can feel like it’s paved with broken glass. It’s not a forgiving environment for couples who have a lot of conflict or offend easily. Fighting is inevitable in any relationship, but all too often our … [Read more...] about Fighting to Win in Your Marriage
There is so much pressure on you, Mama. An endless stream of advice and books and perspectives- so many voices telling you all the things you should be thinking about and implementing as a parent. It can be overwhelming and exhausting to try all of these things, and even just … [Read more...] about Focus Your Parenting on Repair
Knowledge is highly valued in our modern culture. We sometimes talk about those with “book knowledge”, those who are “worldly wise”, or those who had to “learn in the school of hard knocks”. Presumably the more you know, the more power and influence you have. To a degree … [Read more...] about Different Ways of Knowing
Life after graduation. Life after marriage. Life after kids. Life after retiring. We celebrate the milestones in our life as destinations in themselves. These milestones tend to pull us to the next one and then the next one. I recognized in myself … [Read more...] about You Have a Choice
Staying connected to people who are different from us can be stressful! It is so much more comfortable to stay in circles of friends and family who see the world the way we do. How well we cope with differences actually has a lot to do with the family we grew up in. While we are, … [Read more...] about How to Stay Connected When You Don’t Agree
Relationship problems are a common reason people pursue therapy. And not surprisingly, many clients have been more than a little frustrated they are the ones talking to me, when clearly their partner or family member is the one with the problem! They have nagged and scolded and … [Read more...] about Why Should I Go to Therapy When He (She) Is the Problem?!