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Dating Your Spouse

Over time we get comfortable in our relationships and forget how much fun we had with our spouse while dating. We fail to remember that, the same things that attracted us to our partners, may be the very things that perk up the relationship.  I often encourage the couples I see for counseling, to start dating one…
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What Happens When You Say No?

This post is the third of a series of posts covering boundaries.  Who am I kidding, all of my posts are about boundaries in some form.  It’s what I love to talk about.  I think mainly, because so many of us struggle with either setting them or having someone cross them. So, yep, another post…
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Recognizing When Your Boundaries Are Being Crossed

Recognizing When Your Boundaries Are Being Crossed

I’m pretty certain that you’ve experienced this before.  You may not have known exactly what was happening, but you probably felt violated, offended, or a little icky.  Almost like someone picked your pocket, and they weren’t even concerned that you may have seen them do it.  In a previous post we discussed the meaning of boundaries. In…
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You’re Just Not That Into Them: How To Say “No” To The Date

Valentine’s Day is only a week away.  You may have plans already with a special someone.  Maybe you’re hoping to be asked out by someone you’ve had your eye on for a while.  But what happens when you are asked out by someone you’re not interested in? How do you respectfully decline a date?  A…
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Good Fences Make Good Boundaries

Boundaries: What Does It Mean?

Your “bubble”, “personal space”, “front porch”, or “fence”… what metaphor do you use to describe boundaries? This topic is one of my favorites, because so many of us struggle with saying “No”, and setting clear boundaries.  We rarely realize that a lack of defined boundaries is the cause of our relationship and life issues. Healthy boundaries…
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New year planning

Looking Back On 2017

Here we are, heading into a new year! You are setting goals and planning new year resolutions—heck, you may even be planning your summer vacation already. Well, not so fast!  Before you dust off your feet and step into the new year, stop for a moment, and take a look back. Look back at all…
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Setting Goals 2017 Writing your goals down, and establishing a plan to accomplish them, has been proven to be effective.

Goal Setting for 2017

Have you ever had a dream or intentions of accomplishing something, but year after year passed without ever coming close to meeting your target? Writing your goals down, and establishing a plan to accomplish them, has been proven to be effective. Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish”.  Author…
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Social Media Detox Challenge

Wow! Due to a long and harsh presidential campaign, many of us are feeling exhausted and raked over the coals. Heightened emotions and bickering with family, friends or coworkers, over whose candidate should win.  This has left many of us worn out! As members of the information age, we have been inundated with articles, posts, memes,…
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