Category Archives: Boundaries

Keys to the Kingdom…

I talk a lot about boundaries – setting them, enforcing them, adjusting them. Unfortunately when people hear the word boundaries they often imagine a thick impenetrable wall surrounding them. In response, therapists say that boundaries should be flexible. I struggle with … Continue reading

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What’s Good for the Goose…

A friend shared the following article by Emma Gray (via The Huffington Post) titled 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing with me. She loved the article, as do I. Her most interesting comment was that she thought this advice applied to … Continue reading

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Stop Giving Ultimatums a Bad Name…Or Else!

People love to toss around the word ultimatum. I hear it in regards to relationships all of the time. One person says, “if you don’t stop treating me this way then I’ll leave the relationship.” Often the response to that is, … Continue reading

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Getting Distracted…

I was reading an interesting thread of discussion by a group of therapists the other day. One therapist asked the following question – “Is it ever innocent when two married people are exchanging sexually explicit emails without their spouses knowing?” … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Boundaries – The What, Why and How

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss Boundaries – what they are, why they are important and how to set them. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss … Continue reading

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