What is an Apology?

What is an Apology?

It is highly likely that in the course of relationships with associates, friends, family members and your partner you will do or say something or not do or say something that will cause someone hurt. Reacting to the words and actions of others is normal, natural and...
Illness–A Family’s Response

Illness–A Family’s Response

When a family member becomes ill, whether for a week, for a few months, or with a life-threatening or chronic illness, each individual has a reaction and the entire family unit has a reaction. I am asked by family members and by those who are ill, how to talk to...
Stop!  Your Boundary Hurts Me

Stop! Your Boundary Hurts Me

Sometimes in a relationship there is a sticky dynamic where one party tries to set a boundary that is comfortable for them, but it feels exclusionary to the other person. As if they are being shut out or exiled. This can feel painful for the person who feels shut out....
What Do You Mean You Need Space?

What Do You Mean You Need Space?

Has anyone ever told you she or he needed “some space”? All too often men and women are threatened by their partners needing or wanting “space”—an opportunity to enjoy solitude. They somehow feel that if their partners really loved them they wouldn’t want to be apart...