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When someone in a relationship has a narcissistic personality disorder, it is quite challenging. Who wants to be with a person who thinks he is always right or consumed with his own issues? In fact, relationships often end because of […]

We all make mistakes, right? Marital arts guru Bruce Lee once said,“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” When you admit mistakes, you can learn from them. As we begin the new year, maybe we […]

You want to let your partner know how much you love him. Should you gaze lovingly into his eyes, send a text message or buy him a small gift? It’s important to keep the romance going. You decide to send a […]

Given the events of the past weeks, it is clear how blame can ruin peoples’ lives. The opposite is also true-the lack of blame allows people to get away with things. Blame, when tied to guilt, is appropriate. But you […]

In my 30 years of working with people, I have seen the power of forgiveness set people free. An adult child who was sexually abused, a wife betrayed by a husband, a teen whose addicted father beat him, a parent […]

Some things we do are completely predictable when it comes to divorce-having affairs, being abusive, struggling with an addiction, etc. But a family law firm, McKinley Irvin,  put together a list that might not be so obvious. After listening to […]

Erin was crying in my office. Her husband didn’t trust her and the problem wasn’t infidelity, well sort of. What she described was another type of relationship breach, financial cheating. While we all could probably agree that sexual cheating on […]

Wishing for the perfect mate? Well there is good news and bad news. Here’s the bad news first. According to a study at the University of Gothenburg and University of Oxford, men want attractive young women and women want older men […]

Kirstin was being pressed to say, ‘Yes” to a dating proposal. She didn’t know why she struggled to make this basic commitment to date a really nice man in her singles class at church. She wants to eventually get married and […]

I admit, when it comes to sharing finances in a marriage, I am old school. Once married, my husband and I combined our bank accounts and shared. We saw this as part of the “I” becoming a “We.” What’s mine […]