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Category Archives: Relationships

The Truth about Forgiveness…(and How to Do it)

We’ve all been there – wounded and reeling after being mistreated by someone in our lives. No one is immune to being wronged; it happens in every relationship, sometimes intentional, often not. When people walk into my office, they often bring up painful memories of injustices and times when they’ve felt wronged by the people they love the most. Inevitably, […]

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The Art of A Good and Effective Apology

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Apologizing: I think it’s safe to say that we all agree it’s a good thing. We know we need to do it when we’re wrong – we value “saying sorry” as the “right” thing to do. Actually putting it into practice? That is a whole other story. Why is that? For starters, I think the main reason is that the […]

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9 Initial Steps to Move Forward After the Affair

This moment is the worst moment of your life. You have just discovered that your partner, who you love and are devoted to has betrayed you. Your life is immediately turned upside down and you are unsure of what to do, or how you are going to get through the next five minutes much less days, weeks and months to […]

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Man in the Mirror: How To Bring Positive Change to Your Workplace

The average full-time worker in America now spend over 40 hours per week on their jobs. We spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our families, or so it seems at times.  If you’re fortunate, your work peers feel like one big happy family…or perhaps they feel like one big dysfunctional family. 😉 It is important that […]

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Keep that Loving Feeling Alive All Year Long

Valentine’s Day is long over. While it’s nice to have a day set aside to celebrate your love for your partner (hey, who doesn’t love a good celebration?), why not celebrate your love every day? There are plenty of ways to honor and celebrate your love daily that don’t involve fancy dinners or eating heart shaped chocolates.  Most people make […]

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How to Successfully Weather Life Transitions as a Couple

Life has many transitions…births, deaths, marriages, children, empty nest, and the list goes on.  While these transitions are normal and expected, there are other transitions that are unplanned and more of a surprise, such as the loss of a job, unexpected moves, or trauma/tragedy.  Transitions can be stressful for any individual. However, going through transitions and adjustments as a married couple […]

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6 Ways to Use Emotions and Improve Your Life

Love them or hate them, we all experience them. Constantly. Even when we don’t realize they’re there: Emotions are powerful forces in our lives, and all of us, from time to time, have a hard time navigating our relationship with them.  Some of us have gotten really good at ignoring them, or using all sorts of activities and/or substances to […]

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How Being Assertive Is Good For You

Just the other day my husband and I were out running errands when he saw a side of me that he isn’t used to seeing. For the most part in our relationship I am more passive and let him handle all of the “tough” situations. Well, on this day we were picking up something that I needed, that was very […]

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Six Romantic Weekend Getaways You Need to Visit

It’s easy to get in a rut in your relationship. Before you know it, every weekend revolves around your child’s soccer game, a Netflix movie and Chinese takeout. Think back to a time when you felt really close to your spouse. Chances are, your memory involves some vacation or time away. In fact, researchers have found a strong link between romantic getaways […]

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Radical Acceptance: 5 Ways to Free Yourself from Anxiety

Recently I was stuck on a tarmac in a plane. I remember feeling anxious to get home to my family and frustrated that we were wasting time because the airport didn’t plan their take off schedule effectively. If I really considered where my anxiety was coming from, it was because I was in a situation I didn’t want to be in and I had […]

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