Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve (we’ve) witnessed a Betrayed Partner ask this question, I could be trotting the globe in a state of blissful retirement right about now.   WHY DO THEY ASK? When a Betrayed Partner becomes so distraught over their betrayal, their...
Am I Still a Virgin?

Am I Still a Virgin?

Once again, what started out as a simple question has evolved into a full blown discussion. I was working with a young sex addict; a young adult teenage woman. You do the math (that means she had to be between 18 – 19 years old). Yes, just as much as there is no...
10 Fantastic Parenting Affirmations

10 Fantastic Parenting Affirmations

Kids need a lot from us as they grow. They don’t always realize it, but we do. We see it in their faces when they have had a bad day and need a hug. Their eyes show what they don’t say. When our child falls and skins a knee, they might want to act tough but yet, the...
The Pitfalls of Lawnmower Parenting

The Pitfalls of Lawnmower Parenting

As parents, it’s hard to watch our kids make mistakes. I’ve watched my kids make plenty. One hates homework and often forgets to hand it in, even after my many reminders. I remind him every single morning before he leaves the house about it. I even tried...
How Can I Gain Her (His) Trust Back

How Can I Gain Her (His) Trust Back

Well, to be blunt about it, you can’t. You don’t Gain it back, for you don’t have it to gain. It’s gone. You have to do it like the late John Houseman would say: “[you] have to do it the old fashion way; [you] earn it”. This isn’t a “rescue” mission. It isn’t even a...
Is Your Partner Your Soulmate?

Is Your Partner Your Soulmate?

When we get married, we believe that we are vowing to be with our one and only true love forever. We believe that we are with our soulmate, the one we were meant to be with. What happens if we realize this person isn’t our soulmate? Is the image we had of love...
If They Cheated, It’s Not About You.

If They Cheated, It’s Not About You.

Whether it’s clients, potential clients, or my friends in relationships, I’ve been having conversations the past couple weeks where a lot of them reveal that they’ve caught their partner cheating. Whether they found out through sex, caught them in...
Putting a Band-Aid on Cheating

Putting a Band-Aid on Cheating

Commitment takes more than just cute selfies, a status change on Facebook and PDA. It takes communication, time and trust. When the trust is broken, it may or may not be able to be repaired. The repair can take months or even years to occur, and sometimes it...
Steps to Forgiveness

Steps to Forgiveness

Forgiveness can be a difficult topic in relationships- whether it is a friendship that has been marred by a lie, long-term relationship torn apart by infidelity or a marriage that may be cut short by one partner not wanting to be in the marriage any longer. Feelings...
Why is Forgiveness SO hard?

Why is Forgiveness SO hard?

Before answering this question, let’s take a good look at the word forgiveness. According to Dictonary.com, forgiveness is the act of forgiving. Digging deeper, to forgive means “to grant pardon for an offense.” An alternate definition is “to cease to feel resentment...
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