Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

15 Nov

Takeaways from an Early Fall Vacation

I recently returned from a week's vacation on Martha's Vineyard and my mind can easily wonder back to my leisurely time there, even as I resign myself to the usual hustle and bustle that comes with the fall season for most of us. A longtime… Read More

12 Apr

Tuning Our Instruments

"We're just not compatible anymore" is a phrase often heard in counseling sessions. And often, as the dialogue deepens, the one speaking may come to a realization that even when and if they were compatible with their partner, that in itself may not be enough… Read More

12 Feb

“Conversation Hearts” for Valentine’s Day and Everyday

NECCO began putting funny little sayings on chalky-tasting candy hearts back in the 1800’s. Maybe you remember them from grade school. Old classics like “Be Mine” and “Truly Yours”. Racy ones (to a 2nd grader!) like “Kiss Me.” Recent additions for the modern age such… Read More

29 Jan

A Dating Guide (For the Married Couple)

This is not a guide to help you find suitable people to date, nor is it a guide to the hottest new spots in town. This is a recommendation for all committed couples to find a way to set aside time every week for each… Read More

26 Sep

Couples in Communication

Your greatest contribution to effective communication is clarity, focus, and non-defensiveness; your second greatest is support for your partner in providing the same. Here are some specific tips: 1. Take responsibility for yourself.  When you have an issue, speak up. Don't expect your partner to… Read More

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