My son has a really hard time finding safety in the outside world. If he could choose, he’d be with me or his father 24/7. But since we’re limited beings, and the world is inherently unsafe, we need to find other ways to help our children feel safe.
I’ve been writing this blog for about 17 months in a language that is not my native tongue. Why did I choose it? What has this language brought me? And who have I become through using it?
Children are the heart of a family, but what happens to that heart when the family is torn apart? How do they experience divorce and what do they want us to know?
What is the one response that works on an angry friend, a scared child and a grieving family member? It’s empathy. It’s one of the most valuable skills we can acquire and the impact on our personal and professional relationships is amazing. Why not give it a try?
What does a loyal friend do when you’re going on about your ex? Or about your horrible boss? And what does courage look like in friendships? Do we appreciate who our truest friends are?
We are all faced with stressors in our everyday lives, but what stresses out one person might not stress out someone else. The same rule applies to all of us, though: what goes up must come down. But how?
If you look at movies or tv-shows these days, it seems that most first dates end between the sheets. If it’s true love, that is. But traditionally, building a relationships goes a lot slower, and there are good reasons why.
Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a huge fight wondering ‘How did we get here? What is this even really about?’
They seem to come out of nowhere, but there are usually some tell-tale signs letting you know what’s coming. Here’s how to avoid these nuclear relationship-bombs and to deal with conflict more constructively.
When I got married and had children, I never planned for what would happen in case we got divorced. It was never part of the schedule. But after 3 years of co-parenting after divorce, I’ve learned some important lessons that I want to share, hoping you will never need them!
Over the decades, my views on marriage have shifted back and forth quite a lot, influenced by what went on in my life. I was 21 the first time I married. Will there ever be a second time?