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

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.

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.

4 Ways to Start Healing From Childhood Trauma

When children face trauma they instinctively decide how they need to be to avoid having this happen again. Unfortunately, what they often decided then doesn't work so well now

What Does It Mean to Be Compatible?

It's easy to be nice and accommodating when dating, but dating is about finding out if you are truly compatible. Here are the 6 big issues you'll want to discuss and focus on

Irrational Guilt: How to Put It to Rest

Guilt is the big wagging finger that can forever nag us. But there's two types: rational and irrational. Here's how to tell the difference and put irrational guilt to rest.

Children & Funerals: 5 Ways to Support

Children often are frightened by funerals for a variety of reasons. Tips on how to support and talk

3 Things to Do After Relationship Trauma

Affairs, blow-ups, can be traumatic in a relationship and are wake-up calls about other problems below the surface. 3 things to do to get your relationship back on a solid footing.

What You Can Really Expect From Couple's Therapy

Deciding to go to couple counseling can seem a bit overwhelming. Some guidelines on how to start and what to expect

Feel Like You Are Doing It All? Time to Stop

Feeling like your partner is pulling his share of the work is a common couple problem. Four sources and 4 solutions

3 Faces of Anger: 3 Management Strategies

Anger is never what it seems. It's about power, anxiety or being a martyr. Some strategies for helping and healing.

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

Stuck making a decision? Six tips on what to do when you don't know what to do.

After an Affair: 4 Lessons for Any Couple

Embedded in the pain of affairs are lessons: 4 things to learn

Dealing with the Dead-end Job

Feeling stuck in a dead-end job? Rather than just getting away, figure out what you want to go towards. Some tips.

Don't Make Me Tell You Again: Getting Kids to Listen

Having to constantly remind your kids to do something is the ongoing frustration of many parents. Here's how to make it stop.

Narcissist or Just Self-Centered? 4 Ways to Tell

While narcissistic individuals are certainly self-centered, not all self-centered individuals are narcissistic. Here's how to tell the difference.