Changes and Challenges

Life is…..always changing!  I’m sure most of us are familiar with the phrase “the only constant in life is change.”  Children know that change is happening all the time.  If you’ve had children, they are always asking to be measured to see how much they’ve grown, although it may not be much if you measured…

Last words on relationships, for now!

We can talk about relationships for years and not cover everything everyone would like to cover.  I will revisit this topic in the future, but for now, here are a few closing thoughts on this topic to consider and play with, if you so choose. Remember that the relationship with yourself is a primary relationship…

What I like about… Me!

This is a little take on a song lyric (“what I like about you” if you’re not familiar with the song) that I thought was great for this blog entry.  Since I have started talking about relationship with your self, I decided I want to continue that topic for a bit. If you read my…

The Perfect Choice

In relationships, I am often asked if I believe there is a soulmate for each of us?  Do I believe in love at first sight?  Do I think happily-ever-after can really exist?  Is there a perfect choice for each or even any of us?  These questions are frequent guests in my counseling practice and they…

The Most Important Relationship

I ask people all the time what is the most important relationship in your life?  Most people will answer their spouse, children, parents, friends, and then look to me to see if they got the answer right.  Well, my friends, there is no wrong answer, but I am always hoping to hear that someone views…

Boundaries

To me, having good boundaries is important in both our personal and professional lives.  Professionally, as a counselor, I have to be very aware of what appropriate boundaries are in order to maintain a good professional relationship.  Boundaries in personal relationships are somewhat different and if the personal and professional boundaries get blurred, it is…

Love

Love is in the air.  Love is in our hearts.  Love is never having to say your sorry!  Love is, well, that depends on who you talk to and what they are thinking at the time. So what is love?  Is love a singular emotion that can be defined in any truly all encompassing way? …

Commitment

What is a commitment?  One definition is, “the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, relationship, etc.”  A further definition is, “an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.”  If you look in different dictionarys, you will find some variation on this same theme. When we enter into a long term…

Love is in the air!

Human beings are emotional beings with a capacity for logic.  We can be quite logical at times, but when you ask people what they want most in life, it’s usually to be happy and to find a soulmate, or life long love.  (personally, I think humans need to be emotionally balanced in order to enhance…

What’s the rush?

Ahhh……relationships, they can be the best, or alternately, the worst things in our lives.  I see couples in my office all the time with relationship issues.  If you’ve ever been in a relationship, you understand they can be challenging and they can be wonderful.  Pick an adjective and you can probably use it to describe…

Summer is almost here!

Here it is, June!  The year almost half over and I have to wonder where the time goes so quickly.  As we enter this month, I am going to ramble on relationship topics since we associate June with weddings in our society.  Many people marry in the early summer, many other people get engaged during…