Facing Our Fears Builds Strength

Facing Our Fears Builds Strength

The more we withdraw from challenges, the more fearful we become. The problem with avoidance is that the underlying issues don’t get resolved. Fear doesn’t grow unless it’s fed. Whenever we encounter a difficult situation,

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Dependency is Not a Dirty Word

Dependency is Not a Dirty Word

Linda: For many people, the word “dependent” conjures up negative associations with being helpless, powerless, and out of control. Our hyper-independent culture influences many to fear and dread relying on another person.

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A Deal Breaker

A Deal Breaker

Linda: Let’s get clear about what a deal breaker is and what it isn’t. It is any condition that is unacceptable to one or both partners.

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Our Couple Bubble Saved Our Marriage

Our Couple Bubble Saved Our Marriage

Excerpted from That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places by Linda and Charlie Bloom

Linda: This vignette occurred in the 1980’s in a challenging time in our partnership,

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