Be the Mirror: Reflect Back What You Hear

A mirror is a reflecting device. Its function is to show what is there. It does not interpret what it “sees.” It simply gives back to the image before it exactly what is presented. In other words, when you look into a mirror, the mirror reflects back your image. That is all. You may look in the mirror and think, “Wow, I’m stunning!” or “Good grief, I’m fat!” but that is your interpretation, not the mirror’s point of view. Read the rest of this entry »

Unkind Words Create Distress in Highly Sensitive People

“Andrew might be free, but there was built into him a carefully detailed program concerning his behavior toward human beings: a neural channel that…was there to discourage him from giving any sort of offense. It was only by the tiniest steps that he dared advance. Open disapproval would set him back months.”

From The Positronic Man, by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg Read the rest of this entry »

Schedule time for intimacy

Life can be so hectic for couples that they go for long periods without being intimate. This can cause grumblings on both sides. If you think Read the rest of this entry »

Importance of Date Night

If you are a couple that wants to keep your relationship fresh and passionate, it’s important to schedule Read the rest of this entry »

Cross-examining spouse: how to deal with it gracefully

If you are in a relationship with someone who plays junior attorney when you argue Read the rest of this entry »

Who is the Adult here?

When you and your honey argue, too many times it can digress into two kids Read the rest of this entry »

Constructive criticism: an oxymoron

When you criticize your spouse, you chip away at your relationship’s happiness. Criticism is one of the Seven Deadly Read the rest of this entry »

Creating Happily Ever After

My new book is designed to give you some practical tips and tools for creating your very own happy relationship. Lots of the work in the Read the rest of this entry »

Relationships: empty your cup

If you are filled with your own beliefs, opinions, and ideas and you cannot learn anything new, your relationship would benefit from your emptying your cup.

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Conflict: change your perspective

If you are constantly arguing with your spouse, you may need to change your perspective. If you are focused on blame, remember that Read the rest of this entry »

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