Making Our Needs Known

Marilyn always celebrated her husband’s and children’s birthdays. She celebrated Christmas, anniversaries, and Valentines Day. She bought presents, made special dinners and cakes, and decorated with the goal of making her family members feel special on these special days. But, no one returned the favor. No gifts, flowers, cakes, or special meals for her.

One […]

Joys of a Committed Relationship

Wonderful, happy energies ignite when I make a list of the many joys and gifts that enrich my life as a result of being in a committed relationship. Making this list can be particularly helpful if I’ve been focusing on the negatives in our relationship. My list might look something like this.

Being in a […]

Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative


You’ve got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative . . .

These are the lyrics to a song that set my fingers to snapping when I was a little girl. The words soaked in and became a key guidepost for my life and for helping me stay in the happily-ever-after […]