How to Earn Our Children’s Trust and Improve the Relationship

By |2017-06-07T12:56:14-05:00June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Parenting, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My children are all teenagers now. It's safe to say, our relationships with each other greatly affect the way we live and feel from day-to-day. There are challenges within our relationships. There are days when security and harmony are absent in our home. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to improve our interactions [...]

Do Introverts Try to Make Everything Too Meaningful?: Do Children Appreciate Anything Anymore?

By |2015-09-22T16:06:58-05:00July 5th, 2013|Categories: Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I swung futilely and vulnerably at the serves my then lover gunned at me from the other side of the net. We had walked to the local courts to play tennis. I had taken a few lessons years before and played casually at best. He grew up playing and had been on a high school team.  He [...]

Divorce Done Right: How to Keep Your Post-Divorce Relationship Healthy and Friendly

By |2015-09-22T16:07:07-05:00September 28th, 2012|Categories: Parenting, Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

Do you ever regret getting divorced?  Is there any chance you and Jeff will get back together? I’ve recently fielded these questions. I guess people figure I have had enough time on my own to know whether I made a mistake or not. We started the divorce process last October. Jeff moved out in January. The divorce [...]

Are You Someone’s Priority? Do You Need to Be?

By |2016-04-23T08:37:27-05:00June 29th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Popular Posts, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Priority: A thing that is regarded as more important than another. We all want to be somebody's priority. We want to be someone's first call when they return from a trip.  We want to be the one they make plans with for the weekend.  We want the most attention. I've held children and adults as they [...]

What It's Really Like to End a Marriage and Start Over Pt. 4: Being Alone, Dating and Co-Parenting

By |2015-09-22T16:07:10-05:00June 22nd, 2012|Categories: Personal Evolution, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Now That I Am On My Own:  1. I check my purse three or four times before I get out of the car to make sure I have my keys.  I do not want to have to call my ex-husband (has spare set).  I am slightly OCD about this. 2. I'm more aware of my body. [...]

What It’s Really Like to End a Marriage and Start Over Pt. 3: Telling the Kids

By |2018-08-27T08:44:56-05:00June 15th, 2012|Categories: Parenting, Popular Posts, Processing Divorce, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We chose Friday night to tell the kids.  We figured this gave them a two-day buffer before they had to go back to school. Somehow Jeff (ex-husband) and I managed to make it through the pre-talk dinner without bursting into tears or throwing up. We told them we were going to have a family meeting in [...]

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