Taking Responsibility in a Codependent Relationship

You know the worst thing about living alone? When you misplace something, you have no one to blame but yourself. I was looking for my headphones the other day. I was frustrated that I couldn’t find a single pair and more frustrated I had no one to blame but me! That got me thinking about…

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Stop Repeating the Same Mistakes of Enabling Bad Behavior

Have you ever become frustrated because you find yourself in the same (or similar) predicament over and over with a loved one who will not change? How many times do you realize, often too late, that as careful as you thought you were being, you made choices that led you down the same old path…

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Stop Trying to Reason with Unreasonable People

stubborn man

Seriously. Stop it. It doesn’t work. They don’t get it. And it’s making you miserable. I see it all the time in my practice. Clients struggle to figure out how to make a relationship work, why it’s not getting better, what they’re doing wrong that keeps things stuck. Often, from where I sit, I see…

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Are You Dealing with an Unreasonable Person?

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Last week, I suggested that a way to be more at peace and content in your life would be to stop trying to be reasonable with unreasonable people. Today, I want to explore how to know if you are dealing with an Unreasonable Person (UP). First,I mean no disrespect but use the term “Unreasonable” as…

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