The Right to Feel Bad …

There is a question asked fairly often that reflects a commonly shared experience in relationship – that being the whole dynamic around what we expect our loved ones to tolerate and do for us when we are feeling down …. Perhaps it’s a question we all must ask at some point … it is: “Do we not all have times in our day when we

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Projection and Forgiveness

I’ve noticed the desire to “help” others who are being run by old painful story by pointing it out to them. This has rarely worked well. After years of disasterous attempts to “enlighten” a loved one, I finally began to inquire into this compulsive habit. I asked myself, “Why do I feel obligated to set them straight?” I recognized that my need to help others

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