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#296 Creating More Safety in Your Relationship

When we feel safe in our relationships, we feel we can show up with more vulnerability.  When we show up with more vulnerability, we create more emotional and physical intimacy.  But...

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#295 Safety in The Relationship Circle

So many of us did not learn growing up what it means to be in a relationship.  If you're like me, you thought that growing up and getting married would mean that you would have someone to love...

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#294 The 90-day Relationship How To

When I really got serious about dating in my 50's, I used something called the 90-day Relationship. An idea baby of Brooke Castillo from The Life Coach School, I took it and ran with it. Basically,...

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#293 Dating in Mid-life

Dating in the middle part of our lives is a different ballgame than when we were in our 20s. Thank goodness! We have a much better understanding of who we are and what is really important to us in...

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#292 Healing and Moving Forward After Divorce

Divorce is a major life event, and one that can leave us feeling as though our whole world has been upended, because, often it has been. It can be really tough to get our feet on solid ground with...

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#291 Divorce and Self-Worth

If ever there is a time in our lives when our self-worth seems like it's up for grabs, going through a divorce is it. It's a time when we question our judgment, our wisdom, our value, our...

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#290 Resentment and Contempt in Our Relationships

One-upping and one-downing in our relationships is so normal and expected for most of us, that we can often have a tough time recognizing when we are doing it. Here are two things to look for to...

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#289 Why Our Relationships Need Validation

Validation is something that we often seek from others to shore up our sense of self. And this never really works, because SELF-worth is something that can only be created within ourselves....

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#288 When You’re In a Tough Marriage

It's hard to know what to do when you're in a tough marriage.  You have tried so many things to make it better, and often it seems that despite your best efforts it's getting worse....

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#287 Equality In Your Relationships and Your Self-Worth

Our natural tendency as humans is to go into a one-up or a one-down approach in our relationships, especially when there is conflict.  And yet, this tactic is incredibly ineffective in helping...

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#286 How Miscommunication Destroys Relationships

Miscommunication is a silent killer in our relationships. The tricky part is, we often don't even realize we are miscommunicating, and yet it causes so many fights and so much frustration for us....

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#285 Trust & Betrayal

When we talk about betrayal in relationships, we most often think of the really big betrayals such as infidelity. But just as important are the small betrayals that can occur over and over in our...

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