Have you ever tried to tell someone they were doing something you don’t like, or that they were just outright wrong, but they turned it around on you and put you on the defense?[Read more…]
I received an email from someone who was very angry with me. She said “You should be ashamed of yourself for teaching that it is okay to break ties with family!“
She was referencing an episode I did on toxic family members and how I said if they are too toxic to be around that it’s okay to part ways with them. [Read more…]
When your family has dysfunction, family gatherings can be quite a challenge. What do you do in the midst of family drama?
Do you recoil and transform into the old, pre-personally-developed you? Or do you stand firm in who you are today and love them with your healthy boundaries intact?
Family is the final frontier of personal growth. You don’t want to miss this episode.[Read more…]
One night my girlfriend asked me to grab her lip balm before crawling into bed. I looked around, but couldn’t find where she asked me to look.
She got a little annoyed. I don’t know if she was annoyed that it wasn’t there, or annoyed at me because she thought I missed it. I asked her where else it might be.
She directed me to the bathroom. I looked around but still didn’t see it. She said emphatically, “It should be right there against the wall.”
I looked again… Nothing. So like a good boyfriend, I started searching for it elsewhere.
She told me to give up on my search. She said, “Don’t worry about it. If you can’t find it, I’ll go without.” But that old people-pleaser behavior in me dusted itself off and kicked in to gear. And in that moment, I made it my mission to find it.[Read more…]
Do you enable behavior that you don’t like? Is it possible that the people that cause you stress do so because you are allowing it in some way?
This episode covers a very important topic that may help you get your power back if you adopt and apply the message.
For more on enabling bad behavior, be sure to tune into the Love and Abuse podcast.