Blog Archives for tag relationships

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 »

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 »

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 »

Good Relationship Skills Encourage Intimacy

A Deeper Look at Relationship Skills.   I call each of these items below “skills” because in order to become… Continue reading »

Soothing Gratefulness

Sometimes when I’m really tired or I realize I won’t get everything on my perpetual to-do list done, I hear… Continue reading »

Respectful Talk, Negotiation and Compromise

Hi All, I have a new article up today, taking a Deeper Look at respectful relationship talk.  Did you know… Continue reading »