Relationship Footprints: What Story Do Your Choices Tell?

By |2017-12-17T15:02:14+00:00August 28th, 2013|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , |

Choices are like footprints On a recent vacation, I spotted these footprints in the sand along the coast of Lake Michigan.  With no other people in sight, I still knew something about the people who left the footprints.  They were heading north.  Under the overcast sky, I had an epiphany… our choices are like [...]

What Can Veterans Day Teach Us About Relationships?

By |2017-12-17T14:55:40+00:00November 11th, 2012|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , |

Veterans Day traces its origin to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  At this hour, the Allies and Germany agreed to a cease fire on the Western Front.  Although some fighting continued in other areas, it became the date that  the “war to end all wars” ended. Celebrated as [...]

How to Improve Communication with Teenagers

By |2017-12-12T21:40:59+00:00June 20th, 2012|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , , |

Last Friday night, my teen daughter and I watched as Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  For too many parents, talking to teenagers can feel like walking on a tightrope (minus a safety tether).  How can you avoid this feeling and find a connection with adolescents?  Here are some suggestions to help keep your [...]

Wine, Music, & Relationships That Sour

By |2017-12-17T14:38:49+00:00May 30th, 2012|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , |

Relationships can be a struggle. Sometimes they age like a fine wine; other times they sour early in the vintage. Some moments we dance in beautiful sync to music we and our partners love. Other moments, it feels like someone drags us to the floor and compels us to dance to music we abhor. What compels us to keep tasting wine long past it's prime? What makes us dance to the tune of someone else’s music?

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