The Power of Passivity

When we think of passivity we often think of nonparticipation, indifference, apathy, unresponsiveness, inactiveness. When we take a new look at passivity, we may consider that passivity is a major part of passive-aggressive behaviors. If a person responds aggressive...

Relationship Decisions = Risk vs Benefits

Before you make a decision and determine how this decision will affect your and your partner’s lives, pause and consider the logic of what you are telling yourself. Think of this decision as being significant –- write the pluses and the minuses and weigh the outcome....

Stress is an emotional response

Stress is an emotional response based on a mental interpretation of an event. Living in the past creates stress. Think in terms of NOW and what I am capable of doing to change the situation to be more calming and productive. Evaluate the situation using facts vs...

Listening to Really Hear Your Partner

Sometimes we are so busy listening that we do not truly hear what the other person is saying. Learn to hear what the other person is saying and attend to how significant it is to them. Listen without dismissing based on your wants and needs. We may believe what our...