What to Say When: “You’re afraid someone is angry with you”

This weekend my husband and I stumbled into a conversation that turned our nice dinner out into a frosty misunderstanding. We were talking about something light and nostalgic, when somehow one of my comments gave my husband the impression that I was trying to “pick a fight” with him. I wasn't. In my mind, I was recalling a memory. But soon after I experienced what felt like an ...
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Five Lessons I Had to Learn to Be Better In My Relationships

If you have ever felt frustrated or invisible in a relationship, I want to share some things: First, you aren't alone. As with most self-help writing, I am drawn to address subjects that were lessons in my own life. Put another way ... I was unaware of some relationship "rules" that I'll try to explain here … 1. You must be better to yourself, to improve your relationships. If...
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The 5 Surprising Benefits of Anger

Anger often gets a bad rap. It’s the feeling that we often judge as “wrong” or “bad.” But we can still get really angry... Scary angry at times. I've certainly been guilty of that myself. Just ask my husband. For a long time anger was only visible to me (and everyone else) when it was big...inaccurately big. I couldn't see my anger at the lower intensities, so it eventually...
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