One of the biggest problems we have with communication in marriage is not accepting the fact that men and women are different – and boy, are we different. I know some people like to claim that we’re all the same, but that’s impossible when you consider one has XX chromosomes and the other XY, which … [Read more...]
How to Improve Communication Pt 1
I was recently talking with a friend who was struggling with communication in his relationship – a therapist who had a discussion about communication; how rare is that? What was unique about this situation was it was the guy complaining about it – yeah, it happens. His wife is a combination hider … [Read more...]
Choices, Interpretations, & How to Respond
Our choices have consequences. Another way to put that is live so your future self will thank you. I was reminded of that lesson in January when I had to see the doctor. That’s a good start to a story: “A doctor? Someone was hurt... that’s awesome.” (That might just be because I’m a guy and … [Read more...]
The 4 Types of Loneliness Pt2
Last week I discussed a situation that arose between my wife and I in order to teach eight lessons I use for communication. Considering the title of the post was “The 4 Types of Loneliness” it didn’t really make a lot of sense – you’re welcome. It’s now time to get more specifically into the … [Read more...]
The 4 Types of Loneliness Pt1 (8 Communication Tips)
After a particularly rough day, my wife said to me that she feels like a single parent. When I heard that, are you thinking I felt warm and squishy like I was given an emotional hug? You guessed it… wrong. As someone who preaches the importance of self control… it was borderline for me. You know … [Read more...]
We Need to “Cancel” Cancel Culture
Tip: A month ago I did a series claiming there are three basic types of anxiety: Surface Level, Life’s in Danger Level, and Foundational Level. The following topic is a mix of all of them. I would categorize this lesson as part rant. Ranting is a very healthy activity for getting emotion out and … [Read more...]
How Do You Handle Bad Moments?
Last week I mentioned my family was able to go to Disney with my mom, sister, and mother-in-law. Thank you Disney Animation Resort for having family units that fit all of us – splitting a hotel bill makes a huge difference on the cost. This trip had a lot of wonderful moments including my almost … [Read more...]
Do You Matter?
Last week I had the wonderful privilege of going to Disney for a week with my mom, mother-in-law, sister, wife, and two daughters (ages five and almost three). Being the only male, some guys would call this trip torture, but I actually arranged it. I’m a bit of a girl, so it all worked out. Like … [Read more...]
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