What Actually Works When Helping Others? behavior change boundaries coaching communication emotional intelligence leadership motivation personal growth relationships self-improvement Jul 05, 2024

We all have people in our lives we wish would change. Maybe it's a spouse who isn't pulling their weight around the house, a friend struggling with addiction, or a child who won't do their homework. We want to help, but often our attempts to "fix" others fall flat or even make things worse.

The...

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Healing and Thriving in Adult Relationships with Your Parents adult children boundaries communication emotional healing empathy family dynamics forgiveness mental health parent-child relationships personal growth Jun 21, 2024

As we navigate adulthood, our relationships with our parents can often be a source of both immense love and significant challenges. It's important to understand that parents play a crucial role in our early development, acting as guardians, managers, and sources of emotional and physical...

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Boundaries: Integrating Love and Limits boundaries communication compassion emotional health identity limits love personal growth relationships self-care Jun 19, 2024

We all have a basic need for connectedness, love, and support from others. But we also need the freedom to maintain our autonomy and control over our own lives. Establishing healthy boundaries is essential for balancing these two needs and living a fulfilling life.

Many of us struggle with...

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Trust Is Based on Evidence boundaries communication emotional intelligence personal growth relationships self-awareness trust vulnerability Jun 17, 2024

Trust is the bedrock of all healthy relationships, whether they be personal or professional. It's the fuel that drives the energy and connection between individuals, and it's what allows us to open up our boundaries and let others in. But trust isn't something that comes easily - it's something...

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The 5 Elements of Trust boundaries communication emotional intelligence personal growth relationships self-awareness trust Jun 12, 2024

We all know relationships are important, but what is it that enables relationships to thrive and grow stronger over time? It's a simple but powerful word: trust. Trust is the fuel that drives relationships forward. When trust is high, our relationships have energy and vitality. But when trust is...

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Setting Boundaries in Marriage boundaries communication conflict resolution couples therapy emotional health marriage personal growth relationships May 31, 2024

Marriage is a beautiful journey where two individuals come together to build a life as one. However, it's not always a smooth sailing. One of the most significant challenges couples face is setting and maintaining healthy boundaries. Let's explore the importance of boundaries in marriage and...

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How to Deal With Controlling People assertiveness boundaries codependency communication control emotional health manipulation personal growth relationships self-care May 29, 2024

We've all encountered controlling people at some point in our lives. Whether it's a boss, a family member, or a significant other, dealing with someone who constantly tries to manipulate or dictate our actions can be emotionally draining and lead to a sense of powerlessness. However, we have more...

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How to Have More Mature Parent-Child Relationships adult children boundaries communication confrontation difficult conversations emotional maturity family dynamics parent-child relationships personal growth relationships May 01, 2024

 

Recently, a woman in her fifties approached me. "I have a problem with my mother," she said. "She calls me all the time, sometimes more than once a day, and it's very inconvenient for me."

I asked what she'd like to be different. She said she wanted to talk to her mother 2-3 times per...

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Protect Your Time and Energy With Boundaries assertiveness boundaries communication emotional well-being mental health personal growth psychology relationships self-care self-respect Apr 22, 2024

Do you often find yourself overwhelmed, exhausted, or feeling like you're constantly giving more than you receive? Boundaries are essential for maintaining your mental health, fostering positive relationships, and ensuring that you have the time and energy to pursue your own goals and dreams.

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How to Confront Someone With Authority Over You authority boundaries communication conflict resolution confrontation hierarchy leadership mental health psychology relationships Apr 12, 2024

Authority structures are an integral part of our lives, from the workplace to academic settings and even in religious institutions. While these hierarchies can provide order, clarity, and protection, they can also lead to conflicts when individuals feel the need to confront those in positions of...

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Dealing With Blame and Defensiveness boundaries communication confrontation consequences defensiveness grace love persistence relationships resistance Apr 10, 2024

Communicating effectively in relationships can be challenging, especially when faced with resistance or defensiveness from the other person. It's natural to feel frustrated or discouraged when attempts to address problems are met with blame, denial, or attacks. However, by approaching these...

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Tell Them How They Make You Feel communication conflict resolution emotions empathy personal growth relationships vulnerability Apr 08, 2024

Effective communication is the foundation of any strong relationship, whether it's with a partner, family member, or friend. However, expressing our feelings and addressing issues can be challenging, especially when emotions run high. One powerful tool for navigating these difficult conversations...

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