Blog Archives for category Communication

Are You Over-Responsible With Those You Love?

In this marriage Lynn is always the one who comes up with ideas for entertainment. Al, being more passive, goes… Continue reading »

Does Your Troubled Teen Trust You?

A Deeper Look at Trust and Respect. Do you trust your troubled teen? Usually, no. Does she trust you? Probably… Continue reading »

Beware of Getting “Set Up” In Your Relationship

          Frank and Georgia are both in their mid-fifties and have been married thirty years. They have four grown children…. Continue reading »

I Shouldn’t Disappoint Others, Especially Those I Love.

    Throughout her second marriage, Kathryn, an exaggerated Pleaser, not only shopped for, but also paid for, all of the… Continue reading »

Observing Others is Really Important

A Deeper Look at the Pleasing Personality I’d like you to meet some people that I’ve talked with this week. … Continue reading »

Positive Self-Talk in Place of Defenses

A Deeper Look at Personality and Relationships. Often, we don’t understand how powerful our thoughts are about ourselves.  That’s because… Continue reading »

Andy and Julie

A Deeper Look at the Defenses of Criticism and Blame.   Have you ever heard the phrase, “emotionally unsafe,” but… Continue reading »

Do You Talk to Your Intimate Partner by Telling or Asking?

A Deeper Look at “Talk” in Intimate Relations   When I met this morning with Jeff and Erika, the topic… Continue reading »

Are You Nice or Mean to Your Intimate Other?

A Deeper Look at Relationships     In my talk with Julie this morning the subject of respect and just… Continue reading »

A Mother’s Manipulation of a Grown Daughter

A Deeper Look at Relationships — Defenses (Not Listening and Others). I’ve been talking with Rachel, who is now 21,… Continue reading »