Tag: blame

Jul 19

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

Do you tend to attack or retreat when in a verbal confrontation?  Many of us choose one of these options and ironically, in relationships, each individual often selects the opposite position.  We either lash out or shut down when dealing with conflict.  Maybe we select the side that we learned from our past experiences or …

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Jan 13

STUCK ON BLAME

Why do so many couples keep score or focus on each other’s flaws?  Maybe because it allows them to avoid taking responsibility for their own issues.  Whether it’s your spouse, a family member, or friend, keeping score only perpetuates frustration and resentment.  Too many people expend too much time and energy identifying others’ imperfections which actually creates …

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Jan 28

MID-LIFE CRISIS OR EXCUSE

Do people truly experience a mid-life crisis or is this an outdated myth?   A recent survey by psychologist Carlo Strenger of Israel’s Tel Aviv University found that most middle-aged people are happier and more balanced than one might think.  Staff writer Clara Moskowitz from LiveScience discusses this subject and concludes that this time in …

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Oct 13

HEALTH CARE REFORM OR RESPONSIBILITY

How much time and energy are you spending obsessing over health care reform?  I understand this is a very important issue for our nation and most of us recognize that our healthcare system needs to change.  But how much control do we really have over healthcare reform?   Many of us spend too much time thinking/worrying/talking about …

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Jul 14

LIFE AS A FACADE

How many people do you know who are living their lives as a facade?  So many are unable to face the truth or choose not to confront the reality of their problems.  The recent death of Michael Jackson as well as other celebrities in the past is a reminder of hidden pain that even family members may never fully …

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Mar 30

TIME FOR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Where does our government draw the line with lending?  Both the automotive and banking industries have struggled to seek stabilization by requesting our government’s assistance, but when is enough, enough?  We try to teach our children personal responsibility by implementing consequences for their poor decision- making and negative choices, yet we as a country fail miserably when it comes to …

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