Posts Tagged "relationship coaching"

There’s only ONE way to load the dishwasher – MINE! (NVC-based conflict resolution in relationships)

The little things can create big problems This story is actually more about knives and whether or not they belong in the dishwasher. It was an ongoing “little thing” in my relationship with my husband that was causing some big problems. I believe they exist in most relationships – those little conflicts that are really challenging to work out, build up resentment, break down trust and…

Reacting to Lying in Ways that Bring Connection

In my role as coach, mediator, trainer, I say upfront my clients that I don’t have the answers, don’t diagnose and won’t advise. I focus my work on helping others uncover their longings, help see what’s getting in the way (often deep-seated pattern of behavior), and set the stage for finding creative new strategies that fulfill longings. So it’s no surprise that this approach allows me…

A Letter on behalf of our Relationship

The relationship request I wish I made years ago This year marks a quarter of a century since I first met and fell in love with my husband. As we’re from different cultures (I’m American, he’s Dutch), we’ve had a fair share of ups and downs for sure throughout our relationship. We have shown much love, trust and courage to each other which created countless moments…