Read Again : Reparenting Your Inner Child

Try this: Before leaving home one morning, you made an extra effort to get your living room cleaned, but when you return in the evening, you find it in a mess. What would your response be? Anger, frustration, take it in your stride, cry? Dr. Nicholas Jenner is a counselling psychologist in private practice working with…

Cheating: What People Really Think

Just recently, infidelity in marriages has been a big topic with some of my clients. It has happened and they are struggling with the aftermath of it. Some have separated, some have separated to try to see if there can be a basis for renewal of the relationship and plan to work on the issues…

Partner Doesn’t Accept Your Boundaries…Get Out!

People like me are always trying to make others see the value of setting healthy boundaries in the spirit of emotional honesty. That is expressing what you feel honestly and assertively when there is a feeling that a boundary needs to be set. In my opinion, if this is done consistently and without the fear…

Emotional Honesty: Are You Doing This?

Most people are emotionally dishonest for various reasons. A bold statement, maybe but in my experience it is a true statement. Look at this quote: “Most of us feel that others will not tolerate emotional honesty. We would rather defend our dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others; and having rationalised our phoniness into…