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Category Archives: Interpersonal

On many occasions, individuals will come into my office for help with setting limits and having boundaries with people in their life.  Whether it is saying “no”, not enabling their family any more, not allowing themselves to be taken advantage of or manipulated, or getting out of a toxic relationship, there are many who need […]

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Many, many clients often complain of feeling isolated and not having enough good people in their life.  The theme seems to come up quite often that it is really hard to make friends as adults.   This is hard enough, but throwing technology into the mix seems to make it harder.  Ironically, the easier it […]

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I realized that all my posting days recently have landed on holidays.  I was able to get to a few but not to all.  My excuse?  Taking care of myself on the holidays: being with family, playing with my children, thinking about nothing else but what was most important to me.  And, simultaneously, caring for […]

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Sometimes the phrase, “Am I not good enough for you?” is spoken out loud and other times it is a nagging thought in the back of your mind.  Either way, it is a pretty loaded question. In any kind of relationship – romantic, platonic, familial, or social – this thought may be present, and I think […]

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There are few things that are vital to making a relationship work.  Most people would say that communication is vital and I would agree.  However, as I watch people communicate or attempt to communicate, I realize there are communication skills that aren’t readily recognized necessary components of effective communication.  There maybe be more, but here […]

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