Obama’s Apology Needs Mandatory Healthcare

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Welcome! I’m a practicing psychologist, author and apology critic who helps people find the right words for the right situation. I use my creativity to help my clients and friends work on their relationship and communication puzzles.   A Quick Recap: Obama gave a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd that was conducted at the […]

How to STOP the (Digital) Drama

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Welcome! I’m a practicing psychologist, author and apology critic who helps people find the right words for the right situation. I use my creativity to help my clients and friends work on their relationship and communication puzzles. Do you have a hard topic to talk over with someone? Perhaps you need to circle back to […]

What You May Want to Say When Your Mom Bugs You: “Dear Mom, You’re Fired”

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  Welcome! I’m a practicing psychologist, author and apology critic who helps people find the right words for the right situation. I use my creativity to help my clients and friends work on their relationship and communication puzzles. Recently, I sat with a woman who loves her firstborn, grown child more than life itself. I […]

3 Tips For Talking About Money Without Being a Bear

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It’s been said that couples usually only argue about one or two things. The problem is that they have the argument over and over in various forms. Research has shown that the top four areas of relationship conflict are: money, sex, communication, and parenting. For today’s post, I’m going to offer a list of practical […]

Simple Strategies For Getting Your Happy Relationship On

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As a psychologist, I’ve spent time with hundreds of unhappy couples. They usually arrive with many stories to tell about how their partner has upset and disappointed them. Rather than having them repeat their laundry list of complaints, I try to switch things up. Often, I ask them to tell me what their partner is […]

Rielle Hunter’s About-Face: Is Her Apology Real or Just Hunting For Book Sales?

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  A Quick Recap: Rielle Hunter, the woman who had a child in secret with former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, has changed her tune. This comes 6 years after her affair with Edwards. This week, her public defiance has been replaced with remorse. Hunter is so sorry, in fact, that on Tuesday she re-released her June 2012 […]

What to Say in Order to Stay Away From the “Dog House”

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Have you ever been put in the “dog house” without fair notice? Do you find that your housemates, friends, or team members are mad at you for not doing something that either was not on your radar screen or was not as urgent as they seemed to think it was?   My friend Gail was […]