….an inside job Since no parent in the world is perfect, somewhere along the way we all missed out on something. Maybe many things. Can you sense this may still be affecting your happiness? Here are some common emotional components that manifest in deprivation syndrome if not received at certain stages of early development : attunement: when primary caregiver really gets you stability, consistency approval reverence affection recognition respect belief in child’s self effi
The Pattern of Demise Can you recognize this all-too-common pattern breaking down your relationship? With a life of its own, this circular pattern reinforces itself each step of the way and gets nowhere. It begins with "normal disappointment" as we transition from the initial stage of romantic bliss to the reality stage of living together in the world. When disappointments are not processed, or are misinterpreted, feelings of resentment fester. Resentment is a powerful for
What it means to lay down the sword:
It is amazing to me how couples lose sight of all virtues of kindness, consideration and
respect in their relationship communication, for the sake of being right.
I have observed the all-consuming process of a partner defending his or her stance, as if they
were marching onto a battlefield. Loaded with ammunition, they seem to be on a strategic
mission to win, blinded by the cost of any possible damage. Victory is the ultimate goa