Tag Archives: Boundaries

Multiple Accounts Often Make Sense

Consider having both separate and joint accounts, and decide which expenses will be paid from which account. Most people feel happier and more empowered when they don’t need to account to anyone else about their personal spending. There’s no single … Continue reading

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My Son Boycotts Me!

[A question from "Ask Dr. Laurie:"] my son is 15, i am 54. i want him to be disciplined, but he boycotts me and his life. what can i do to bring positive energy, love, into our household? best regards, … Continue reading

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Relationships Without Negativity?

My husband and I recently heard the creator of Imago Relationship Therapy, Harville Hendrix, speak at a professional conference. In his speech he equated any negativity in relationship to verbal or psychological abuse and recommended that couples refrain from any … Continue reading

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Respond Instead of Counterattacking

Admit your mistakes even if you don’t like the way your partner confronts you about them. It is tempting to defend yourself by attacking your partner, but if you do, you both lose in the long run. When you feel … Continue reading

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The Hidden Danger of Not Arguing

So many people pretend to each other that their relationships are going well when they really aren't. They don't dare to talk about the problems let alone find resources to help solve those problems. They may believe the myths that … Continue reading

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