ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

We all have cultural assumptions and biases that color our perspectives. Dr. Diana Ro reviews how we can address them.

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Navigating hard conversations surrounding sensitive topics like politics, racism or religion can cause strain on any relationship, whether it be with friends or acquaintances, co-workers, family or even a spouse. Knowing or discovering that you have different ideologies or beliefs…

The Three Key Ingredients of a Sincere Apology

The Three Key Ingredients of a Sincere Apology
In the acts of loving and showing friendship, people will make some mistakes. Sincere apologies acknowledge the pain you caused someone, show you accept responsibility and demonstrate a level of vulnerability. An apology helps restore tranquility, harmony and grace within...

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 Christmas celebrations, split holiday vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must...

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

As we enter into the holiday season, some of us may feel increased levels of stress as we begin to wonder what family gatherings are going to include. Will there be political arguments around the dinner table? Will we be…

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships When You Experience Intense Emotions

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people who struggle with emotion dysregulation or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experience symptoms and behaviors that often challenge their ability to make and keep healthy relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms can include:…

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce
Parenting after a divorce is emotionally intense and often feels like navigating through landmines. While it’s complicated, learning to co-parent is essential for your child’s wellbeing. It’s important for you and your ex-spouse to remember that you’re still in a...

Establishing Fair Fighting Rules with Your Partner

Establishing Fair Fighting Rules with Your Partner
Every sport has rules to keep the players safe. We know rules are needed for sports, but often have no rules for navigating relational conflict. Without rules, conflict is a little like a football game with no penalties, no referees...

Parent Tips: Connecting with Your Partner this Summer

Parent Tips: Connecting with Your Partner this Summer
Summer means the kids are out of school and likely spending more time at home with you. For many parents, the new routine makes us happy in some ways and not-so-happy in other ways, because let’s face it – while...

Cat Fighting To a Happy Marriage

It’s not easy to say the important things in a marriage. Things like “You forgot to take the garbage out… again.” Or “When do I get a night out and you stay with the kids?” Or voice opinions that might…