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“What if I Care More about Fixing the Relationship than my Partner?”

When relationships are in trouble, often only one person’s motivated or willing to get help. So can one person turn a relationship turn around?   The short answer is YES, when one person changes or grows, it changes the entire … Continue reading

Relationship Tension? Bring more enjoyment, hope, and love to your relationship

Tension, arguing, and bickering are among the most chronic complaints people in relationships have. What’s the point of being in a relationship if the bad outweighs the good? Relationship tension is not only stressful on you, but it also takes … Continue reading

Letting Go: The Self-Indulgent Nature Of Forgiveness

Forgiveness can be really hard for people in relationships. It can feel like when you forgive your partner you are condoning their behavior, or you are allowing them to get away with something that isn’t fair. But what if forgiveness … Continue reading

Getting Over Yourself: Why You Need To Do It

Ever feel like your emotional reactions are controlling your relationship? Like you’re constantly trying to avoid upsetting your partner, and when one of you does get upset, it’s really, really hard to get over it? Some couples call this state … Continue reading

My Parents are Divorced…Does that Mean that I’m Likely to get Divorced, too?

Whether married, test-driving spouses, or single, we often see a trend: people whose parents divorced often end up living chronically worried or relationship-phobic. Maybe you already see yourself repeating some of their dysfunctional patterns in your own relationships? Yes, we … Continue reading

Has Your Relationship Gone Stale?

A father of three told me recently, “My wife and I do great running a household together, but somewhere along the line, the fun and connection got lost.” So is it possible to get that connection back? Absolutely. And in … Continue reading

Parenting can be a challenge during the holidays… a full house, so much to do…

  If you could use some Parenting Pixie dust, here’s a recent talk we gave at a conference in Minneapolis on the Four Big Parenting Traps and how you can avoid them. Hope this makes your holidays happier!  Click here … Continue reading

Losing my Coolant

Last week the “low coolant level” indicator came on my dashboard. My husband said he’d check it when I got home but since I got home dark, he couldn’t get to it. The next day I was driving to an … Continue reading

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