Getting Good Help

Linda: Many years ago, Charlie and I went to Brietenbush, Oregon for a couples’ retreat with Stephen and Ondrea. This was during the time when I feared that my marriage was dying.

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Rebuilding Damaged Trust

Linda: When trust has been severely damaged, there are ways to promote the healing process: 1) being willing to live in the unknown, 2) holding the tension of the opposites,

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Looking for A Magic Wand?

“Reciprocity is a deep instinct; it is the basic currency of social life.” Jonathan Haidt

 Linda: Altruism (in Dictionary.com) is defined as the principle or practice of concern for,

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A Big Do-over

Linda: A do-over is putting a correction in when you realize that you have made a mistake. It’s an opportunity to try or perform something a second time.

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A Blended Family’s Breakthrough

Michael and Jane‘s big challenge was one that many couples in second marriages face: blending two families without diminishing the integrity of the marriage. As all too many know from the first-hand experience,

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Don’t Protest, Request!

There is definitely a place in the world for protest, meaning to express a complaint of an action made by an individual or a group. Sometimes it can become necessary to make it clear that we don’t agree with something that someone has said or done.

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Did You Show Your Love Today?

Linda: Love is an action that shows our devotion in the many gestures we make for each other every single day. If the love that we feel only stays in our heart and in our mind and we don’t speak and show it,

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Finding Our Tribe

Linda: Chronic loneliness is an epidemic in our materialistic culture that fosters competition rather than cooperation and support. According to Elaine Aaron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person,

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Repairing, Sustaining, & Enriching

If you’ve been noticing lately that you and/or your partner are more irritable, short-tempered, impatient, critical, withdrawn, emotional, anxiety-ridden, depressed, or perhaps, ALL of the above, keep these three words in mind: YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

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Aphrodite and Dionysus

Linda: Lack of or a low sexual desire is the most common sexual challenge, about which physicians hear numerous complaints. Doctors and psychotherapists call this Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

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