Dear New Wife

April 6th, 2017

Dear New Wife, I remember the first time I met you. It was at my son’s birthday party. I was pleased to see my ex-husband as happy in a new relationship as I was in my new marriage. I was eager to get to know you, the newest member of our big, loving family!  When we were introduced, you hardly smiled or acknowledged me. Although it took m... Read More

Why Recognizing the Common Theme in Your Failed Relationships Will Change Your Life

February 13th, 2017

The days, weeks and months post break-up are the most important part of our recovery process. Why? Because it is the time we are the most raw and do the most reflecting. During this time, we tend to replay conversations and scenarios in our head and examine all aspects of the relationship. It is also the time we tend to assign blame to our ex and... Read More

The Healing Power of Engaged Listening

February 4th, 2017

Last weekend I was walking in the grocery store when I heard a patron ask how a store employee was doing. The employee’s response was, “I’m fine. No use complaining because no wants to listen anyway.” At this point he was walking by me and I said with a big smile, “I’ll listen to you!”  He laughed, made a few jokes and continued wa... Read More

Stop Feeling Guilty for ‘Me Time’ – It’s Actually Benefiting Your Children

December 30th, 2016

I woke up the other day feeling a bit antsy and irritable. Since that is not typical Kristen character, I checked in with myself by asking: What’s missing? What do I need right now? The answer was emphatically clear. I need more me time. I knew immediately I had fallen into the guilt trap a-gain! Because guilt is the only reason I re... Read More

How To Act When Dating Someone New – Today’s Question & Answer

July 21st, 2016

  Question: When you first meet someone that you feel chemistry and connection with, how are you supposed to act? You are supposed to act 100% yourself. Period. If we wear a mask of any kind portraying ourselves as something we are not, we run the risk of duping our partner into “liking” us. Short-term we “win” the man, but long... Read More

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