Do you Confront, Ignore or Suffer Passive Aggressive Behavior?

  What is best: confront, or ignore passive aggressive behavior? Here is really the obnoxious situation that spouses complain about: the moment when you realize that your partner is avoiding going along with you using some passive aggressive … [Read more...]

Passive Aggression as a Defensive Skill?

Why using a defensive skill in a personal relationship? I now think passive aggression behavior is selected to be used as a defensive skill to protect against a controlling parent or person from the past. The child, unable to leave, or to confront, … [Read more...]

What Valentine can you give your passive aggressive husband? go figure!

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  When we first are in love, we see only the positive aspects of our loved one.... As time goes on, you will find yourself focusing more on some negative behaviors, behaviors that we feel "need improvement." Here is the risk:  that path leads to … [Read more...]

Getting more appreciation on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day invites us to ask: How is our relationship doing?  Is there any spark left? Is it the sanctuary against life's storms we dream it to be? Can we safely express positive emotions to each other? Regardless of the testing and … [Read more...]

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...]