That’s Not the Way It Happened!

Some of the ugliest fights I have ever witnessed between partners in a committed relationship stem from disputes over recall. To have one’s memory challenged is a call to arms. …

Listening to Criticism

There’s no way around this one. You cannot avoid being criticized. Embedded in the fiber of human relationship is the impulse to criticize each other. It is as if there …

Microaggressions

Are “Microaggressions” a Thing?   For those of you who practice relationship therapy, you are well aware of the indignities partners can foist on one another, even in the context …

“Er…I’m sorry.

It’s hard to go a few days without reading something about the power of forgiveness. Indeed, it has become a spiritual axiom that forgiveness is the key to inner peace. …

Out of Hiding

We humans put a lot of energy into making it seem that we have our act together a lot more than we actually do. We hide what we believe is …