What is one thing that people have struggled with for centuries? What causes the most conflict in people’s relationships today? I propose it is a misfire of communication.
Communication problems are not rare. If only we had better skills, we could avoid a lot of conflicts, hurts, and misunderstandings.
For intimacy and trust to exist in marriages, we must be present and aware. This is simple, but not easy. Being “present” means staying focused on the here and now – not thinking about some other time and place.
Well, for once, this is not just a clever title. I wish it were. I think I really did swallow a bug yesterday.
As a gardener, I have received pleasure from planting many vegetables and found the satisfaction in enjoying the literal fruits of my labor.
As parents, with many responsibilities and often many heavy challenges, we often forget that our children can have a lot weighing on their hearts, too.
This is a common lament of frustrated parents who drag their child to see a therapist. The parents are seeking the help of a counselor typically because they are at their wit’s end.
Don’t miss out on happiness, success, joy, fun, shared meaning, peace, humor, deeper faith, and love. Learn to communicate more effectively.
In my work as a therapist, I see many men for a variety of reasons, but one comes up most frequently – parenting problems.