The Do’s and Don’ts – When Your Partner Becomes Distant

“Feelings are real and legitimate.” – Unknown
The Case of Julie and Phil
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Nighttime at Julie & Phil’s

Julie sensed a growing chill in the air between she and Phil. It appeared his climb up the corporate ladder at First National had seductively lured him away from the family. Right before […]

Why Do Women Stay in Relationships That Hurt?

“So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Some relationships just hurt. […]

How to End a Relationship That Hurts

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

Jane was married to a narcissist. Mike could be kind and in the next breathe turn mean. Jane admired his confidence, but not his […]

Is Your Partner a Narcissist?

When we met seventeen years ago, Mike swept me off my feet. He was everything I wanted; I fell completely in love. Our sexual chemistry was intense.

Once the kids came along, things changed. He seemed jealous of the time and attention I gave the kids. It was as if […]

Lawless Relationships™ – The Hurts We Perpetrate & How to Heal Them

Relationships today are at risk. The divorce rate is still 50%. The marriage rate has never been lower. Life is more stressful and busier than ever. Couples try to balance career, children, aging parents and finances. Too much to do and never enough time. Written conversation, text and email, […]