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Is Your Big Ego Stopping You From Finding A Healthy Relationship?

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“Wow! That guy’s got an ego the size of Texas! Who does he…
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Are You Invisibly Divorced? *PODCAST*

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While you resist the idea of an actual divorce, you and your spouse may collude to have an invisible one. But how do you know when you’ve made the shift from functional marriage to invisible divorce?
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Pre-Thanksgiving Plummet: Dreading The Holidays?

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The Pre-Thanksgiving Plummet sneaks up on you. You’re still flying high on warm memories of summer, while enjoying the relief of cooler temps. Then, without warning, a heaviness takes root in your chest. The holidays are around the corner. You may feel overwhelmed — there’s so much to do! — or inexplicably sad. While others seem excited for the next couple of months, you’d rather pull up the covers and set your alarm for January 2nd.
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Dear Sexual Assault Guy: I Want To Be You

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Just so there’s no confusion, you’re not one of the good guys. I don’t want to hear about your selfless deeds, your charitable givings, your churchgoing ways. I don’t care about your rescued dog, your recycling, your sobriety. Because none of those things matter when you walk this earth as a sexual predator.
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Dear Sons: Please Don't Vote For Donald Trump

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What good can come of time-traveling back to shameful eras in American history marked by hate, fear, and prejudice? And that's exactly where Trump would have us go.
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Are You Ready For A Kid Because You Have A Dog?

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Your dog is a wonderful, beloved addition to your family but, again, not a child or even like a child. If you have a dog and you’re thinking about having a child, please don’t delude yourself that raising a human baby will be anything remotely like life with your pup.
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5 Ways To Stop Fighting About The Same Old Thing *PODCAST*

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Not again! Having the same argument you’ve had with your partner a dozen times before? You’re not alone. You may be sick of hearing your partner’s same list of complaints and you may even be tired of your own. You both realize there’s got to be a better way, but how do you go about it?
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Secrets and Lies: How They're Toxic To Your Relationship *PODCAST*

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Deciding to keep a secret or tell a lie is always a choice. And, often, we choose either or both because we’re afraid we can’t withstand the consequences of coming clean. But which is preferable: A relationship (and, perhaps, a life) suffocated by the heavy curtains of secrets and lies? Or a deeply-breathed life lived with a clear conscience and self-respect?
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Everything I Write, I Write It For You

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I write for you because I hope one turn of phrase, one personal story, one emotion I invoke in you, will set you on the path to positive life changes.
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I Got Blamed But I Didn't Do It!

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Being accused of stealing by my friend was indescribably hurtful. I didn’t have any hard evidence to the contrary, but I did have my word. Not being believed by someone who knew me and knew my character, was the worst of it.