“Why can’t you fly?” the caterpillar’s partner screams at them. The caterpillar is confused. After all, their partner knew they couldn’t fly from the very beginning of the relationship. “Did you see Kelly’s wings? They’re so strong and beautiful. I wish you had wings like that,” the partner mentions to the caterpillar. The caterpillar curlsContinue reading “The Nature of Change”
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How Do You Make Your Partner Happy?
Short answer? You can’t. But that doesn’t mean that you have to sit by helplessly while they’re miserable. It all starts with understanding the distinction between caring about your partner’s happiness and taking responsibility for their happiness. The former is hopefully a keystone in every supportive relationship. If you care about someone,Continue reading “How Do You Make Your Partner Happy?”
Unraveling Expectations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Join me on a little thought experiment as we consider two different situations… Situation 1 – You go on a blind date, knowing nothing at all about the person before you meet. The date went well, not great but also not terrible. You had some good conversation and you think they’re a quality person, butContinue reading “Unraveling Expectations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage
When asked about the state of their union, people often feel like they have to defer to one of two responses: “It’s all good,” or, “It’s over.” Yet the reality is that most marriages spend much of their time between these two extremes. Where some things are good, some areas are taut with tension andContinue reading “The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage”