Forgiving yourself in a conflict-charged marriage?

Forgiving yourself needs to be done! I know that sometimes, you feel at the end of your rope....tired and empty from being in a poor relationship. It gets even worst in this time of the year, with so many pictures of happy families...like you have … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Card from my Hubby to his Mother…

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  What show of affection are you getting this year? (FROM AN EMAIL JUST RECEIVED FROM CELINE, A READER....THANKS FOR THIS GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE COMMUNICATION!)         "I just found that my mother in law is going to get this … [Read more...]

Healing after passive aggressive relationships?

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  How can you plan your healing after passive aggressive relationships?    If you have been living for some time within the passive aggressive cycle of abuse, there is some healing to be done! First, let's use a bit of time to go … [Read more...]

Boosting Your Self Esteem – See the Holidays as an Opportunity, Not an Obstacle

Do you need to boost your self esteem? Here and now we have ideas... Often hopes are high for a happy and even romantic holiday season, with examples all around of snuggling couples and fireplaces, parties with champagne and mistletoe, and … [Read more...]

Fair Fighting at the Holidays Can be Fulfilling, Not Frustrating

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Wait, you don't want to be fighting this holiday season, right? Family tension, long to-do lists, in-laws, calendars packed with events and parties... the holidays are fraught with possibilities for conflict.  Yet most people will tell you the … [Read more...]