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It takes guts to go to counseling. Hence, there should be no stigma attached to it. Too many people suffer in silence while many of the world’s aches and pains are universal. There is no shame in seeking relief and […]

Apologizing can be difficult. Yet, it is one of the most important relationships skills we can master. Why? Because the people we love are more important than being right. Or at least they should be. The problem with the majority […]

My youngest son and I were enjoying a meal out when he said, “You seem less stressed.” “Really?” I say back. I can see the bewilderment in his face. After all, I have the same problems. The divorce may be […]

Many of us remain in broken relationships far longer than we should. Change is difficult. And a large number of us lack the self-protective boundaries which would get us out sooner.  Instead, we concentrate on the actual ‘no longer working’ […]

Love is the magic elixir. In fact, love is so intoxicating it can temporarily make us lose our perspective.  Yet, there is one thing we should never, ever lose sight of. We deserve to not just be loved.  We deserve […]

In relationships, we often ‘neglect to reflect’ on how a person makes us feel. Instead, we try and get their attention by explaining what hurts or bothers us.  Or we simply sit quietly and compensate or overcompensate to deal with […]

I recently received an email from someone who had read my column 5 Indicators That Someone You Love Doesn’t Care About You. It got me thinking. Why is it we place so much importance on relationship words rather than relationship actions? […]

Love is simple in infancy but becomes hugely complicated with time. As the initial romantic deluge is replaced by normal day to day routines. This hustle and bustle often leads to complaints about various aspects of our relationships. The little things […]

Bush 41 was the quintessential example of an individual who lived his life by the ‘Big 3.’ God, Family, and Country. Followed only by the ‘Big 3’s’ necessary counterparts – service and selflessness. Perhaps this is why President George H.W. […]

I am at the mall grabbing lunch at Norstrom Cafe.  One of my fav places to nosh. A young girl in front of me appears to be searching for payment and urges me to go before her. I pay for […]