“I’m Fine!” and she stomped away…‏

“I’m Fine!” and she stomped away… Withholding communication from your partner is the first step in the wrong direction. Not saying what you need to say can drive a wedge between partners that can take time to extract. Consider this familiar exchange from Therapist, Kristen McClure: Him: "Whats wrong?" (Genuinely baffled as to why his partner appears angry at him). Her: "Everything is fine" (As she looks away from him, shrinks from his touch and displays body language that … [Read more...]

It’s Not About The Nail‏

It’s Not About The Nail "Please don't try to fix me. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. That's when they need to shut up and simply listen... … [Read more...]

15 Easy Things Parents Can Do To Increase Kid Cooperation

Getting kids to listen is a difficult thing to do, but increasing cooperation from kids can make a more enjoyable home environment for everyone involved. These tips can help you put your kids on a path to cooperation, reducing disputes and hard feelings. Avoid Manipulation – Manipulating your child is never the way to get lasting results. It’ll just teach them the art of manipulation, and it may raise some resentment issues in the future. Instead of manipulating them to get them to … [Read more...]

Larry James: “I’ve Got a Secret! – Wanna Know What it is?”

So many of the couples that come to me for relationship coaching have a dis-ease... it's called: audioapathy. Audioapathy is a word I coined to describe the condition often experienced when partners become apathetic about listening when their partner talks with them. It is a dreaded dis-ease that can poison your relationship. Although it appears that men are more affected than women, some women also get it. Ineffective communication can make us sad, resentful, upset, angry and more. It's … [Read more...]

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