Introduction Do you find yourself struggling to accept acknowledgment, appreciation, or a compliments Are you often at a loss for words when someone praises your efforts? I used to be one of those people who would say, “It was nothing.” Why? Because in my head I heard my father yelling, “Who do you think you […]
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Have you ever watched helplessly while someone struggled with fear, anxiety, overwhelm, loss or discouragement? You are not alone in wanting to provide effective emotional support!
Relationship cut-offs are painful. They can trigger feelings of hurt, helplessness, hopelessness, and rejection. But here is help to repair a relationship.
Intergenerational resilience is about empowering younger and older. I have experienced four generations from daughter, mother, grandmother, and now great-grandmother.
Ready to make friends or to begin dating? Here are four simple steps to make new and emotionally safe relationships. Yes, you can make new friends.
Women are still under-represented in all levels of government and in corporation boardrooms. At the same time, women are over-represented in family shelters.
A summary of Norman L. Quantz’s book, It’s All About Power and Control: Why Marriages Fall Apart and What It Takes to Put Them Back Together Again.
Do you have a good marriage? Discover in The Good Marriage research that indicates key ingredients or tasks for a successful, loving and long-term coupleship.
Feeling Lonely? Have you had some significant moments of feeling lonely? Most of us have felt deep and empty disconnect and sadness. I felt it as a farm girl, living at the end of a long lane. I felt it in high school, being surrounded by other students while feeling shunned. I felt it when […]
Repair Ideas for Your Broken Relationship It takes courage to reach out and mend a broken relationship. Those with a high level of resiliency demonstrate exceptional courage to do so. As the American author and poet, Maya Angelou wrote: Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice […]
Boundaries in Relationships Most of us have had our personal boundaries violated. I have been asked in a job interview how much money my husband makes. The obvious answer was “None of your business.” Then there was the manager who patted my behind. Boundaries in relationships help all parties feel emotionally and physically safe. When […]
Personal boundaries provide an effective strategy to handle many different external woes or adversities. Survey respondents quoted in my book, From Woe to WOW, indicated such. An outreach worker wrote, “I wish I’d stood up to her,” an office receptionist wrote, “I should have stood up for myself months sooner,” and a nurse wrote, “I didn’t make the world a better place by running away.”