Notes for the Family


Hello, families! The first installment of this series talked about understanding and communicating what your needs are in a relationship. This second part deals with trust and flexibility in your relationship. Are you willing to make the changes I need? Am I willing to make the changes you need? This question comes from the pre-marital checklist from Integrated Therapeutic Solutions. A relationship requires an ability to change....

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Hello Families! Here’s a story about relationships: A couple came to a pre-marital counseling session. They had been talking about marriage and how they felt closer to taking this step in their lives. They had been together for several years. They both said they felt safe and happy together. They wanted to do their marriage right, not repeat some of the painful things they saw their parents and friends do in their marriages....

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Hello, world! I recently hit a professional goal that I had set in the beginning of the year. I had set this goal as a benchmark in the development of my business. I hit my goal on the timeframe I set. It feels GREAT to have accomplished it! This may be the best thing about goals–you get so much out of the process. So what did I learn? Goals are challenging. Working towards your goals requires effort in directions that you might...

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Hello, Families! How often do you put off what you need to do? Shelve it. Avoid it. Out of sight, out of mind. Procrastination is an everyday occurance. We put off things that we just can’t commit immediate attention to. Like credit, we will delay payment until the end of the month! It is a psychological strategy. Procrastination serves as a coping mechanism for avoiding stress and anxiety due to overcommitting one’s self....

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