Communicating vs. Fearful: How would you describe your relationship?

We can discuss things, and we can disagree and be OK. Or I’m scared of how my partner will react when we disagree. While people are often drawn together because they have a lot in common, no two people agree on everything all the time.  It’s part of what makes us individuals.  But the individuals […]
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Trusting vs. Jealous: How would you describe your relationship?

Which describes your relationship: My partner trusts me to make good choices and be true to our relationship. My partner doesn’t like me to have male friends or sometimes even say nice things about other guys. He wants to know where I am and who I am with all the time. Jealousy is rooted in […]
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Respectful vs. Critical: How would you describe your relationship?

Which describes your relationship: When I share my opinion, my partner listens and tries to understand. When I share my opinion, my partner criticizes me. Does what you say turn into an argument unless you give in or just agree?  If you think you need to be careful what you say or if you have […]
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Healthy Relationship or Unhealthy Relationship?

How would you describe yours?  Start with these questions: What is your gut telling you about your partner? What do your friends and family say? How does how he treats you differ from when you are alone to when others see you with him? In the next few blogs, we’ll talk about what makes it […]
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Unhealthy relationships.

Sometimes it is easy to recognize.  Sometimes not.  It might be hidden from others.  You might feel ashamed to tell someone. Or scared. If your relationship makes you feel nervous, uncomfortable or scared, you could be experiencing Intimate Partner Violence.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says this can include four types of behavior and […]
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