The Challenges of Raising a Child Who’s Different

My son has a diagnosis, and that affects our family, in small ways and in big ways. He’s a wonderful kid, and he brings challenges with him that have so much become part of my daily life, that I sometimes forget to factor in how much energy they take to deal with. That’s why I wrote this post, to clarify it to myself, and to show you a sliver of what is often invisible from the outside in.

The Schizophrenic Reality of Living With Fear of Commitment in a Committed Relationship

Sometimes it feels like there are two people living inside my head, two people who want, do, and say completely different things. It can get really frustrating, so I decided to write it down.

Healthy Relationship Practices: Clarifying Your Relationship Patterns

Every relationships is riddled with patterns, the longer we have them, the stronger the patterns. We sometimes even start thinking that we ARE those patterns. But is that really true? And are those roles we take up as strong as we think?

Healthy Relationship Practices: Should You Work on Yourself Before Going Into a Relationship?

Is it better to ‘work on yourself’ before you go into a relationship? Or can you grow while being together? Here’s how I would answer that question from my own experience, with some influence from experts as well.

Healthy Relationship Practices: Tackling the Taboo Topics

Some topics are hard to talk about, even with our partner, or especially with our partner. Most couples have ‘relationship taboos’ that are never discussed. But discussing the undiscussable may just be the next right thing for you!

The Empathy Response – Why? How? When?

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?

Healty Relationship Practices: Taking it Slow

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.

Healthy Relationship Practices: How to Avoid the Big Fights

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.

10 Things I Love About Myself (That I’m Not Supposed To)

We get taught an awful lot, implicitly and sometimes explicitly, about what we’re supposed to love and hate about ourselves. Until we decide we no longer buy it. Until we decide we can just love it all!