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What Does Your Apology Say About You?

What Does Your Apology Say About You?

“A meaningful apology is one that communicates three R’s: regret, responsibility and remedy.” – Beverly Engel When you say that you’re sorry to another person whom you’ve wronged, or who believes you’ve wronged them, what does your apology say about you? Is that even important? Doesn’t the fact that you deliver ...

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Does Your Relationship Have Positive or Negative Power Struggles?

Seeing Through the Cloud of High-Functioning Anxiety

Relationships can be complicated. Ultimately you hope to have a balanced relationship where each person cares about the other and all is equitable. Often, however, couples find themselves engaged in power struggles with each other within the relationship. Depending upon how these are handled they can either result in growth, ...

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What So Many of Us Get Wrong About Assertiveness

What So Many of Us Get Wrong About Assertiveness

Most of us are familiar with the term “assertive.” We have a general idea of what being assertive means. But that doesn’t mean we fully understand it. And, in our society, many myths still abound, which adds another layer of confusion. Which is a problem, because these misconceptions can lead ...

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Are Babies Able to Reason Before They Talk?

Passing it On

The famous Swiss developmental psychologist, Jean Piaget, believed that children begin to acquire the ability to reason between the ages of four and seven. Those who have taken a child development course will likely remember the conservation of matter experiment, where children younger than seven are not likely to understand ...

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The Language of Narcissists

The Language of Narcissists

Communicating with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can be confusing. Facial expressions don’t always match the situation and even what is communicated through words can feel irrelevant or crazy-making. Language is one of the key tools of manipulation for someone diagnosed with NPD. When two non-disordered people engage in ...

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