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Relationships: Changing the Emotional Climate

It's easy to fall into a environment of tension, of roommate-type distance. Sure, there may be problems to solve, but first you may need to change the emotional climate. Some tips. Read More

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Relationships: Changing the Emotional Climate

Can you please give some tips on what the withdrawing party can do to ameliorate the situation.

Climate and withdrawing

All this is about resetting the everyday patterns. For the withdrawing party it is about anything that isn't more of the same, that is withdrawing. Any initiation, any proactive behavior, and tweak in the everyday routine helps make a difference. All the suggestions in there article are exactly about this idea -- doing what is different. If everyone is running on parallel lives, it really doesn't matter what you do as long as you do something different that is positive.

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Bob Taibbi, L.C.S.W. has 40 years of clinical experience. He is author of 6 books and over 300 articles and provides training nationally and internationally.

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