This has been a busy and emotional week for me–two marriages in trouble with people whom I love and want to support, a friend’s husband ready for hospice care with a funeral to plan (she knows I’ve planned a funeral), and a mom and dad who want to help their recovering addict mature to independence […]
Hair seems to be the topic of conversation this week. Regardless of who I’m talking with, someone makes a hair comment or tells their funny, ridiculous story. Why is it that we get so emotional about hair? And what is really going on beneath the surface? (pun intended. 🙂 ) Early in the week a […]
There are seasons in life where everything seems to be out of control. That’s where I’ve been for the past three months. And that’s not a fun place to be. I’ve found myself reacting in ways that I thought I had overcome. Many of you know what I mean. You’ve been there or might be […]
Sitting in a counselor’s office as an early 30-something, I remember the psychologist introducing me to the conflict triangle. It appeared that I had been part of one since childhood without even understanding how I was participating. What I discovered was that when the two people in my life were in conflict, I was the emotional support for both […]
I’ve had lots of conversations with parents about respect. The first thing many ask is “How do I get my kid to respect me?” It is certainly a challenge in today’s culture. Disrespect is the norm. Rather than integrity being at the core of what society teaches, it has become who is the best at […]
“F-You,” came the shocking words flung in anger from her 12 year old son. It was the first time his mom had heard words like that come out of his mouth.