How to Cope When Your Kindness is Mistaken For Rudeness

Sometimes our best intentions aren’t always interpreted as an act of kindness. Case in point: A friend of mine recently posted on social media that good friends are the ones who care enough to point out life’s little embarrassing moments, from veggies stuck in teeth to a makeup mishap. However, it was clear that her … Continue reading How to Cope When Your Kindness is Mistaken For Rudeness

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10 Reasons To C.O.M.P.R.O.M.I.S.E. In Your Relationship

Somewhere in a thesaurus far, far away, there is another word for marriage—and it is “compromise.” Each letter in this word, which has somehow gotten left out of the wedding vows, gives couples direction in how to take a relationship from the battlefield to blissful coexistence. C – Compromise is something that combines qualities or … Continue reading 10 Reasons To C.O.M.P.R.O.M.I.S.E. In Your Relationship

7 Steps to Sane Seasonal Celebrations

Source: TeroVesalainen/Pixabay May and June are months filled with abundance. As spring bursts forth, rains methodically wash streets and sidewalks. They rinse winter’s residue on the earth and prune awakening trees. Meanwhile, we confront calendars crowded with demands and opportunities. The clutter itself is an invitation to stress that can overwhelm and undermine all the blessings that these new beginnings … Continue reading 7 Steps to Sane Seasonal Celebrations

4 White Lies you Should Never Tell your Partner

When do we tacitly “permit” ourselves to use white lies? Research indicates that we are likely to tell a white lie for four common reasons (Camden, Motley, & Wilson, 2009). These are to avoid shame or humiliation; to keep conflict or disruption to a minimum; to end an inconvenient encounter; and to end a relationship … Continue reading 4 White Lies you Should Never Tell your Partner

Sound Too Good to be True? Recognizing the Sound of a Lie

Self-Proclaimed Lie Detectors Often Are Not When I pick juries, I often ask the panel whether any of them consider themselves to be excellent lie detectors.  Inevitably, several hands shoot up.  When I ask them how they developed their expertise, they usually explain that they “have kids” or “watch lie detecting shows on TV.”  Neither explanation is convincing; … Continue reading Sound Too Good to be True? Recognizing the Sound of a Lie