communication in relationships

What’s Under Your Rug?

September 16, 2013

in Life Lessons

All of us have something under our rug. It might be as small as a corn kernel or as big as a corpse, but I am confident we each have something we have happily swept under the rug, thinking it’s easier to place it there than deal with it. Thankfully we all come equipped with […]

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“Your dad is a good person, but we aren’t good together.” This is the greatest level of detail my children received from me regarding their dad, our problems, and the resulting divorce. There was more to the ongoing discussion about our change in family structure, but that was the standard line given to answer the […]

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“Work” tends to have a negative connotation when used in context with relationships, but it is the best way to describe a necessary component to be successful. Being kind, considerate, and forgiving are a few good examples of qualities essential to forging a solid relationship as well. There are numerous ways to create a successful […]

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But seems like a benign enough word. It’s not though. At least not in every circumstance. One that is a particular annoyance for me is: I am sorry, but… Immediately following “but” is inevitably a defense or deflection rather than accepting responsibility. For example: I am sorry, but you shouldn’t have started it. I am […]

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