How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone

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I remember that day vividly. My then-husband was in Brazil, supposedly on a work trip. I was at home and unable to reach him when he failed to return to Atlanta at the anticipated time. As the panic rose, I alternated between frantically looking for information on the internet (Was there a plane crash? A … Continue reading How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone

Separation Anxiety: Understanding Why Rejection Hurts

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Rejection is among the most painful of human experiences. Why does rejection hurt so much and what can we do to lessen its impact?

Dating After Divorce: Distinguishing Between Forewarnings and Normal Fears

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Dating after divorce requires navigating a minefield littered with the emotional debris of your marriage. In such a potentially hostile and alien environment, differentiating between true threats and harmless anxieties can be challenging. Here are some clues to help you decide if your new relationship worries are normal...or something to be worried about -   … Continue reading Dating After Divorce: Distinguishing Between Forewarnings and Normal Fears

Five Signs That You May Be in Denial

If I had been able to be honest with myself during my first marriage, I would have known that something was wrong. But I wasn't honest with myself. Instead, I was doing the adult equivalent of the child hiding under the covers when a strange noise reverberates throughout the house. Part of my brain was … Continue reading Five Signs That You May Be in Denial

Are You Running Towards or Are You Running Away From?

One of the best leaders I've ever worked for told me her greatest lesson about hiring good people - I only hire people who are running towards something, not those who are running away. Her words settled into my brain throughout that afternoon and evening. The more I considered them, the more profound and wide-reaching … Continue reading Are You Running Towards or Are You Running Away From?