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Boredom

Revenge is it’s Own Punishment

There are few criticisms that provoke more defensiveness than the accusation of being “vengeful.” For most of us, this is a particularly nasty attribute, even more negative than being egotistical, selfish, lazy, or controlling. To be vengeful is to deliberately seek to cause harm...


Attraction

How We Both Win

LindaThere is a political activist hat I admire named George Lakey. He has been a successful change agent in the area of non-violent actions for five decades. In his inspirational book, How We Win, he makes the important distinction between a protest and a...


Attraction

Irreconcilable Differences

LindaEven the most successful marriages contain irreconcilable differences, those differences that cannot be resolved completely. Some differences can be deal-breakers if one or both partners can't tolerate them. But when there is a foundation of love and respect, this situation is less likely to...


Commitment

Love Language Plus

LindaI would like to honor Gary Chapman for his wonderful book The 5 Love Languages where he does an elegant job of describing the five most common ways that people like to have love shown: words of affirmation, acts of service, touch, gifts, and the way...


Addiction

Escape from Prostitution

Rachel Moran grew up in Dublin. She came from an impoverished, troubled family. Both of her parents struggled with serious mental illness and addictions. Her mother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and she abused prescription drugs. Her father was bi-polar and a compulsive gambler. Things...