A Choose Your Own Adventure Guide to Building Relationships

We build our relationships upon the strengths and weaknesses of our parents, as well as our own. An exercise in discovering the challenges and the keys to overcoming them.

What’s Your Relationship With Your Life?

We have a relationship with our lives and a story that we've created that shapes its outcome. You have the power to nurture the relationship and change the story.

Six Signs of Incomplete Grief

While the grief process is painful, it is also healing. When it gets stalled, there are emotional consequences.

How to End a Relationship Without Regrets

Breakups are always painful, but all too often they are burdened by regrets. Here are ways to put those regrets to rest.

Why We Can Change Our Minds at the Last Minute

Why do we suddenly change our minds at the last minute? Here's why and how to avoid the crisis

5 Essential Tips for Getting Along with Your In-Laws

Relationships with in-laws can be a blessing or a curse. Tips on how to make it more the blessing.

How to Help (and Deal With) an Anxious Person

Struggling with a person who is easily anxious? Here's how to help you and them.

What Has Life Taught You So Far?

Problems teach us what we need to learn; success is life in a process of learning from our mistakes.

Being a Grown Up: 8 Essential Skills

What does it mean to be adult, grown-up? It starts by asking yourself that question. Some thoughts and the skills you need to get there

The Most Common Relationship Problem

One of the most common relationship problems is the competing needs for closeness and space. The problem is anxiety, and the solution is breaking the pattern. Tips on how to do it.
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Attracted to Someone Not Your Type? Here’s Why

Sometimes you find yourself suddenly attracted to someone who is not your usual type. Here's why and what to do.

Anxious? The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Rather than ducking and weaving, the best way to handle anxiety is to go on the offensive.

Procrastination: 3 Sources, 3 Solutions

Procrastination causes stress and can strain relationships. But all procrastination is not created equally. 3 sources and 3 solutions

Why Your Home Can Be an Emotionally Dangerous Place

Our homes easily turn into stress dumps and emotional garbage cans. Time to stop going on auto-pilot, change the climate. 5 tips

Handling Messy Breakups

Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, the ending of a relationship creates a new crisis on both sides.

Are You Too Sensitive?

Everyone has the ability to become emotionally triggered. These are three common sources of emotional sensitivity and guidelines for changing them.

Surfing Your Brain: Know Which Brain Is Talking

Your brain goes in and out of its rational state many times over the day. The key to successfully surfing your brain is recognizing what state you are in and taking action.

The Art of the Email Letter

Everyone has communication breakdowns that need to be repaired. Rather than the text or phone call, try the email letter. Some guidelines for crafting the perfect one
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Narcissism: Try Dropping the Label

It's easy to label someone as narcissistic, but the label can mentally stop the relationship. Start by solving concrete behaviors.

Dating: Whose Relationship Is It Anyway?

It's all too easy when dating to fall into being too accommodating, too reactionary, and taking what you can get. How to break out and make the relationship your own.

From Novice to Expert: Knowing & Moving Through the Stages

Learning moves through stages. Here's the 4 steps. Time to match up and look ahead.

Would You Choose to Live Your Life Over and Over?

Would you want to live your life, moment by moment again? This is Nietzsche's question and challenge. His thoughts on how to embrace your life

Your 30-Year Crisis: A Short Guide

The early 30's are often a time of reflection, challenge and change. A guide to the common challenges and tips for navigating them.
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How to Talk About Sex

Having trouble talking about sex with your partner? Some tips for starting the conversation.

4 Ways to Breathe New Life into a Stale Relationship

When relationships start to get a bit too routine and boring, it's time to spice them up. Follow these four steps to get things moving.

The Advantage of Having Multiple Baskets

Many of tend to put everything of ourselves into one or two emotional baskets. Problems occur when our baskets get tipped over. Tips for developing multiple baskets.

5 Ways to (Finally) Resolve Conflicts in Your Relationship

The key to good communication is managing resistance as soon as it arises. Here's how to put out an emotional fire before it gets out of control.

Mastering Life's Transitions

Transitions from one chapter of our lives to the next can be a challenge. The key is to step back, think big picture, move forward, and have realistic expectations. Some tips.

4 Ways You Sabotage Your Relationships

We sabotage our ability to fix problems in our relationships by clinging to the stories we make up. A look at some of the most common saboteurs and ways around them.

In an Emotional Funk? Time to Create a First-Aid Plan

We all have times when our emotions derail us. The key to navigating these emotions is having an effective plan.