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The Blessing of Boundaries

The couple sits in the restaurant, their eyes shining, hands entwined.  Time seems to stand still as they share their deepest dreams.  All else disappears …

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Stop – Don’t Push That Button

It’s been a long day.  You are tired, frustrated and have a headache just waiting to take over.  Your partner walks in the door and …

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Why Love?

“I’ve been afraid of changes cause I built my life around you.” Fleetwood Mac “Landslide” One of the most profound insights into the nature of …

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Approaching Your Relationship from a Place of Gratitude

I often start sessions with couples by encouraging them to share with each other one thing that they have done for the relationship that they …

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Moving Through the Fear to Risk Connection

Human beings are “wired for connection.”  When we have safe, loving, supportive relationships we thrive.  We are healthier, we experience less stress, and we feel …

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The Making a Difference Dialogue

Last week was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. This year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian …

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Entering the Zone of Zero Negativity

At the recent Imago Relationships International conference Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt, the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, shared their own journey from painful …

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All You Need For a Good Relationship

The ten suggestions below were part of a sermon…unfortunately I don’t know the original author, but I thought there was so much wisdom here that …

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Why Our Words Matter

“Be careful of words Even the miraculous ones….. Words and eggs must be handled with care Once broken they are impossible Things to repair.” from …

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Welcome to the Discussion in the Garden: An Explanation and An Invitation

I began writing this blog several years ago at the advice of friends and colleagues who suggested that it would help bring people to my …

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