Boundaries define areas of ownership and responsibility, and maintaining healthy boundaries is the key to any successful relationship. We all have boundaries, and we set boundaries all the time. However, oftentimes I see women struggle with setting healthy boundaries, which usually requires saying “no” to someone. There are many myths about boundaries which contribute to […]
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Welcome to February, the month of love! I’d like to start this month out by talking about four behaviors that can harm your marriage. These behaviors are explained and examined in depth in Dr. Gottman’s excellent book, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. While these are not my original insights, I do want to add some […]
Pulling from Dr. Gottman’s excellent book, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, I’ll be posting about the “4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse” for the next 4 weeks. These are four behaviors that can really harm a marriage: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling. We are in Week 3, which is all about defensiveness. Defensiveness is warding off […]
Are you still confused about boundaries? Wondering what they are, or how to set them? Well, if you sign up for my March Retreat you’ll get all your questions answered on the topic!