Dysfunctional Relationships

Would You Know If You Were In A Dysfunctional Relationship? Definition The terms “toxic,” “dysfunctional,” and “codependent” are used to describe relationships that are not working. Although experts decipher differences in their meanings, the terms are often used interchangeably. That is because they all have one thing in common – unhealthy interactions that may be...
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WE ARE ALMOST DIVORCED So Why Bother Getting Along ?

Simple But Important Tools To Help Make A Bad Relationship Better. Introduction When I was going through my divorce, my Dad, a corporate attorney, told me the following; “Everybody wins and everybody loses.” At the time, I was too caught up in the war to be able to grasp the meaning of that wisdom. Like...
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Change Or Improve Your Relationship

How To Use The Power Of Empathy To Revive, Change Or Improve Your Relationship. What Is Empathy? Simply put, empathy is understanding: the sensing of another person’s underlying feelings, wants, and emotional dynamics – looking at the world through their lenses – “What would I be feeling if I were him or her?” Empathy is...
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Boundaries In Romantic Relationships

A boundary is something that marks a limit. Think of psychological boundaries as guidelines that preserve your individuality from your partner’s. They comprise your uniqueness – your history, experiences, interests, personality, and values….your “you-ness.” Setting Clear Boundaries – I am not You Boundaries are crucial to enjoying healthy and secure relationships and avoiding dysfunctional ones....
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HOW WILL I BENEFIT FROM DIVORCE COUNSELING?

Introduction Ask anyone who has been through a divorce and they will tell you it rocks the foundation of your being, leaves you feeling lonely, flawed, undesirable, enraged, and hopeless, to name a few emotions. During my divorce twenty-seven years ago, I was in desperate need of a roadmap to help me to better understand...
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