The passengers on the bus watched sympathetically as the attractive young woman with the white cane made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the driver, and using her hands to feel the location of the seats, walked down the aisle and found the seat he’d told her was empty…
I love you! I love you! I love you!
Is it good to get your negative feelings out? Or does venting have a negative side-effect for our relationship? Positive flooding is a way to re-pattern our brain from feeling unsafe with our partner to feeling loved.
How to Stop Telling Lies & How to Stop Inviting Lies
Lies between relationship partners have the possibility to nurture but they also have potential to destroy a relationship. How does the person who is being lied to help to create the dynamic?
What Makes a Happy Life?
What is the one deciding factor that makes a good, healthy and happy life? Is it financial prosperity, success or hard work? Or is it something completely different?
“Good night, John Boy!” – What is Family?
We probably all hold the archetype of the “picture book perfect family,” like the Waltons, in our mind. But it is 2017, not the 1930’s, and the reality is that we are faced with more complicated family dynamics, other challenges, and different conflicts than the Waltons would have ever dreamed of.
Should I Come With My Partner, Or Alone? – Couples Coaching Versus Individual Coaching
To work on your relationship, you have three options: individual coaching sessions, couples coaching sessions or a workshop. How do individual sessions and couples sessions differ and where do they overlap?
How To Get Most out of Couples Coaching
To get most out of a couple’s coaching session couples need a target, the motivation to work on the relationship, and the willingness to change. Answering just a few goal-oriented questions allows you to set your target and achieve clarity about your motivation and commitment to change.
Groundhog Day – Communication Styles
Do you have a family member or co-worker who is not responding to what you are saying? Does it feel like they don’t hear you? We can feel so alone and get frustrated when that occurs. The solution is easier than you might think.
The Four Pillars of Shared Meaning in Our Marriage or Partnership
Is our love relationship just about raising kids, splitting chores, and making love, or is there more? What about shared meaning and the family culture we create together? This culture rests on four pillars: shared rituals, shared goals, shared values and the support for each other’s roles.
Hello, Old Pal Anxiety!
One in five Canadians has a mood or anxiety disorder. Anxiety is especially on the rise among children and teens. What can we do to cope with uncertainty and lessen anxiety?
Constructive Disagreements in Relationships – PART TWO Perpetual Problems
In each partnership, there are perpetual problems. In fact, 69% of problems a couple has are repeats because they are based on fundamental differences in personality, lifestyle, or needs. When we move from judgment into understanding, accepting and a productive dialogue, it does not need to mean the death sentence for a relationship to have unsolvable problems.
Turtles and Hailstorms
In our love relationships, we are subconsciously attracted to partners who help us resurface our childhood hurts in the hope of resolving those issues. Often we process stresses and issues differently; some of us are like a turtle, others are like a hailstorm.