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You’re Mad At Me? So, I’ll Get Mad At You: Fighting That Destroys Relationships
You’re Mad At Me?  So, I’ll Get Mad At You:  Fighting That Destroys Relationships

You’re Mad At Me? So, I’ll Get Mad At You: Fighting That Destroys Relationships

My daughter was crying when I picked her up from school.  She was so upset that she could barely speak, sputtering out the details of what happened between sobs.  She’d clearly had some conflict with her friend who circled us,…

Dealing with Cold Pricklies: Don’t let Unpleasant Encounters Get You Down
Dealing with Cold Pricklies: Don’t let Unpleasant Encounters Get You Down

Dealing with Cold Pricklies: Don’t let Unpleasant Encounters Get You Down

I’ve never forgotten a story that was read to my class when I was a kid.  The story was called “The Warm Fuzzy” story.  In “The Warm Fuzzy” I learned that sometimes people could give out “warm fuzzies” which are…

Are you letting your fears and judgments stop you from making friends?
Are you letting your fears and judgments stop you from making friends?

Are you letting your fears and judgments stop you from making friends?

Across the circle we took surreptitious glances at each other.  This was a diverse group of men and women; Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, gay, straight, shy, extroverted.  Yet, I felt especially different from the man sitting directly across from me. He…

Uncomfortable Meeting People? Pretend You’re the Host
Uncomfortable Meeting People?  Pretend You’re the Host

Uncomfortable Meeting People? Pretend You’re the Host

A crowd was gathering outside the theater, waiting to be let in to take our seats.  My friend Melissa joined the crowd with an unfamiliar man at her side.  This man instantly shook my hand and introduced himself.  “I’m Charles,”…

Is Being ‘Thick-Skinned’ Your Strength or Your Weakness? It Depends on Your Self-Esteem.
Is Being ‘Thick-Skinned’ Your Strength or Your Weakness? It Depends on Your Self-Esteem.

Is Being ‘Thick-Skinned’ Your Strength or Your Weakness? It Depends on Your Self-Esteem.

People often say they are “thick-skinned” as a testament to their resilience, which can certainly be a good thing. But there’s another side worth considering.  In this article, written for GoodTherapy.org, learn how to identify when you’re putting up with…