“Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart.” Richard Carlson
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this one particular scenario in my coaching practice….well……I’d have a lot of dollars:
We went to marriage counseling together a few times, but then he didn’t want to go anymore so we quit.
When a struggling couple goes to a marriage counselor, they’re placing someone in the middle of their marriage, almost as a judge to define who’s right and who’s wrong. They go in essentially defending their feelings ...continue reading...
“Sorrow comes in great waves…but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain.” Henry James
I’ve been doing this a long time. And as you know, I’ve been where you’ve are and know what you’re feeling if you’re in a marriage that leaves you feeling trapped and alone, or dishonors who you are.
I understand how scary it can be to look closely at your marriage because….
What if it’s not as picture-perfect as it ...continue reading...
“What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Natalie’s marriage is on the ropes. She and her husband, Chad, are living apart, they’ve filed the paperwork, and the divorce process is underway. But she’s still not sure if she can walk away from more than two decades with the man she pledged to love forever.
They haven’t had an emotional connection for a long time, and she never felt heard or beautiful or desired by him in the relationship, but there’s still a voice inside her ...continue reading...