In any relationship, mixed messages are the key to diminishing trust and certainty. When communication is based on deception to make others think one thing while you do or say another, you introduce confusion and sometimes even a bit of insanity.
Your level of function or dysfunction as an adult is almost always determined by the most unhealthy or toxic people in your family growing up.
When you are raised by those who didn’t or couldn’t love and support you as you deserved, you may have developed “broken” tools to deal with situations as an adult. When your emotional toolbox has a bunch of broken tools, you may keep getting the results you don’t want, causing you to stay unhappy.
In this episode, I help you identify those broken tools and what you can do to start utilizing them the right way, or even fixing them altogether.
My girlfriend and I went on a road trip to Indiana for a music festival. It was a 10 hour trip that took about 12 hours to complete (you know, rest stops, gas, food, etc).
When we arrived we experienced the perfect storm of bad luck: [Read more…]
A romantic relationship is supposed to bring you happiness. It’s supposed to be healthy, satisfying and especially loving.
If your relationship is suffering in any of those areas, maybe it’s not the right relationship for you. Or maybe you just don’t know what to do to make it any better. [Read more…]
How much are you willing to risk to have the greatest relationship you can have? How much emotional connection do you want?
It seems the higher the reward, the more you have to risk. In this episode, I talk about how staying emotionally closed up or closed off takes away most of the human experience and keeps everyone you want to love at a distance.