Breaking the Circle of Conflict

January 17, 2022
12 Step Programs for Sexual Addiction

Support sites for those struggling with their own sexual or relationship addiction Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA): 713-869-4902, www.saa-recovery.org Sex Addicts Anonymous has its own website just for women. This web page has over 50 pages help you find safety, meetings, connection, sponsors, diversity and inclusion, stories both written and recorded, links to literature, publications and […]

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August 19, 2021
Ouch! The Body Knows What Hurts!

Ouch! How many of us have fallen victim to Legos left strewn across the floor or the odd slightly out of place in the middle of the night? We are completely aware of our bodies in those moments. After all, a broken toe or Lego impalement are gifts that keep on giving. What most of […]

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August 1, 2021
Cultivating Restorative Communication

Think about a conversation with a treasured loved one that brings a smile to your face. You know the conversations I'm talking about. The first time your son or daughter says, "I love you!" The last lunch you had with your best friend before you moved across the country. Recall the most recent time you […]

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July 16, 2021
Time Out

“Don’t worry – Every couple fights.” True, however, what we don’t realize is that not every couple fights the same way. According to Dr. John Gottman, relationship researcher, and couples therapist, all couples have conflicts.  The difference between happy couples and unhappy couples is how conflict is handled. Properly handling conflict begins with cultivating a […]

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July 9, 2021
Trapped In Conflict

Conflict! A polite word for what many couples label their ongoing, painful arguments that always end in the same hurtful, disconnected way. You feel it in the pit of your stomach or the base of your neck every time you see your partner roll their eyes or storm out of the room in response to […]

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June 12, 2020
Emotions and Kids

     Parenting is hard! It was hard before the days of quarantine and online learning, work from home, and social distancing. We are all talking about and longing for the day when things will “get back to normal.” The pressures of working from home while suddenly taking charge of distance learning stretched our coping mechanisms […]

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June 8, 2020
Listening Well Says “I Love You”

Remember the days before we were all staying at home? You asked your partner to swing by the office supply store to pick up ink for the printer, and then make sure to get the dog before the groomer closes at 6 pm. "No worries," you tell your confused mate who ignored the note detailing […]

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May 31, 2020
Navigating Hope in Uncertainty

Lost tourists were a common childhood occurrence. Folks in big vehicles towing campers and boats hopelessly attempting to navigate a community that had no addresses and the “town” on the map consisted of one rambling log building that housed the post office, the store, the bar, and the café. Miles from where they needed to […]

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May 22, 2020
Breaking the Circle of Conflict

    The moment the sign announcing a traffic circle or roundabout is just ahead panic rises and the brain shuts down. I have to figure out what lane to be in to continue going straight and GPS does not help. It serves only to add to the choices my brain cannot process. The solution is […]

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May 14, 2020
Love in Quarantine

A recent social media post by a dear friend caught my attention. She and her partner are engaged in a quarantine courtship and proclaim they are falling in love all over again. What brought this new blush to a decades-long marriage? Her response was; “All we’ve left to do is fall in love all over […]

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