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Help Your Kids Grow, and Then Let Them Go

Parents with young children are totally involved in caring for and protecting their kids. They are enmeshed with their young children…But change comes quickly. Your kids learn to do things for themselves, and then demand to do them. They develop their own personalities. […]

The Wisdom of Letting it Percolate

Impatience with your wife or husband can bring you a mountain of grief. Patience facilitates personal insights and growth…Letting things percolate demands a lot of patience, both patience with your partner and patience with yourself. But the benefits to relationships can be spectacular. […]

Alcoholism, Codependency and Intimacy

In my previous post, Alcoholism: Addiction with a Twist,  I commented on how addiction can lead to addictive or co-dependent relationships. I ended with, “The benefits to all of overcoming an addiction to the wellbeing of another are far reaching, but as always, the healing process begins with awareness.” Awareness alone doesn’t remove the problem, but […] […]

Keep Your Marriage Boring

Marriage is supposed to be exciting. Everybody knows that… I’m going to look at marriage from another point of view. In my experience many a relationship has crashed because there was too much excitement, or at least, excitement of the wrong kind. […]

Grief, Loss and Recovery

Grieving from loss touches all of us. It seems to intensify for many during the holidays, because there are so many memories of the past that was. Human beings who experience loss must grieve. We must do that cleansing. The cycle of grieving and recovery from loss is a normal psychological/spiritual human process. We try to interfere with it at our peril. […]