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Jan 28, 2024

Why is it so hard to strike a balance between supporting someone's goals and managing our own reactions? Sometimes, we have to traverse a tightrope walk of love and support without the comfort of a safety net.

When you want to love someone but they make it hard because of a habit or behavior they're doing, you might...

Jan 21, 2024

Should you concede to another person's flaws to maintain peace? 

We all seek approval at times, but in some relationships, this quest can take on a different hue, especially when one’s own insecurities are creating difficult and sometimes toxic conversations.  

Getting through some conversations without one or both...

Jan 14, 2024

What is the consequence of withholding a big secret from the person you are supposed to have an honest, transparent relationship with? Secrets can lead to lies that lead to people feeling betrayed, causing pain when all of it could have probably been avoided in the first place. 

Jan 7, 2024

Enforcing boundaries with family is hard enough, but what if they want to enforce them with you? What if they want to close the door to your relationship, even though you didn't do anything wrong? 

In this episode, I read a message from a woman whose father decided his new wife and family were more important than...