For the sake of your children…. handle your ex differently

Can you make a conscious decision to shift your thinking about your ex-husband or ex-wife, for the sake of your children, and to also reduce the stress level in your own life? 

This is a common challenge for many families.


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My Top 5 Tips for Healthy Communication and Long-Lasting Relationships

The Relationship Protocol is a basic and practical framework for how to think about and communicate with the people who are close to you. Here are my top five tips to ensure healthy communication and build long-lasting relationships:

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Want a Better Relationship? Shift Your Thinking

When you approach someone who is important to you from an “I want to get along with you” perspective, rather than an “I should get along with you” or “I need to get along with you” perspective, you have a better...

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Try Changing YOUR Response. See What Happens…

Do you know that relationships are similar to the gears on a clock that all work together? Each mechanism is connected in some way. When one gear moves, the others move. If one gear slows down, the rest of the gears slow down. Likewise, people in...

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Don't Ignore What's Happening... State the Obvious

It’s time to state the obvious.

When you’re in the middle of a chaotic or difficult situation, such as an escalating argument, a new stressful job, the holidays or a health crisis, do you talk about it?

I’m not referring to a...

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“I didn’t know what to say, so I didn’t say anything.”

Has anyone ever said that to you? Worse yet, have you used that reasoning as an excuse for not having an important conversation?

As adults, we should all know how to have most conversations, even the tough ones. Yet, we often have trouble...

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