Rethinking Relationships

It’s not that I’m a dictator, expecting everyone to jump to attention when I bark an order, but, I’ve noticed that problems within my relationships usually occur when people do not behave in the way I expect them to. If I ask someone to do something and they don’t, I sometimes get upset, I might…

The Golden Rule

Most people know a version of the Golden Rule which appears in some form in nearly all religions. The idea is that we should love our neighbours as ourselves and do to others as we would wish them to do to us. I’ve always thought that this is a lesson in being kind to others…

Journaling as Relationship Saver

  Journaling can be a powerful tool to resolve conflicts amicably. Spending some time journaling before confronting someone over an issue that is bothering you can help you be more objective and clear about the relationship and help you to manage your expectations of others in a way that creates less drama and hurt and is…