Back to school means gathering school supplies, school clothes, finding out what your schedule and studies will be, teachers and friends. Some look forward to going back to school with a great deal of excitement while others are filled with dread. Wood speaks about back to school and the impact that peer pressure has at… Read More
Manipulation and Coercion — is it abuse?
Physical abuse. Visible signs, such as bruises, may be easily spotted. What if it is not so visible? What if it is hard to explain to others? What if it is difficult to identify when you are in that relationship? Fontes talks about intimate partner abuse disguised as love at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/invisible-chains/201508/abuse-s-hard-recognize-coercive-control
Time to Slow Down — how do you know?
Time. So much to do in a day. Schedules to keep, work to complete, children to take care of, relationships to foster, time for self. Wait, time for self? There seems to not be enough time to fit that in. So if there isn’t enough time to do what you need to do, why slow… Read More
Common Fears and their impact on relationships
When thinking about an ideal relationship, what words come to mind? Perhaps, love, exciting, honesty, communication, trust, strength building, working together, team work and individuality are among some of them. On the other hand, what if the first words that came to mind were Abandonment, rejection, humiliation — three words that generally do not make… Read More