Adults Get to Have Time-outs Too

Adults Get to Have Time-outs Too

When our kids were small, we frequently took advantage of a time-honored means of averting potentially explosive interactions between us and one of our kids. It’s called a Time-out. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this mechanism that has come to be a tried and true instrument in most parents’ tool bag.

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Projection

Projection

The dictionary defines Projection as the unconscious transfer of one’s own desires or emotions to another person: We can project our inner struggle onto our partner who may show up to us as a demon who is tormenting us with relentless criticism.

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Banging into the Sore Spots Part 2

Banging into the Sore Spots Part 2

LindaBy virtue of being close to each other, we will surely bang into each other’s sore spots. The sore spots are the left over wounds from childhood and sometimes wounds from previous adult relationships.

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Sore Spots Part 1

Sore Spots Part 1

Sore spots. We all have them. Those places where we get easily triggered, quickly defensive and irrationally reactive. It’s the emotional equivalent of being poked in a fresh wound. Those unhealed places in us that haven’t yet received sufficient care,

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