Tag Archives: relationships

5 Quick Steps to Change Any Behavior

As a zoologist by training, I developed the Emotional Mastery techniques found in my new book Change from Within from studying wild animals. Out of this research, and the main way this work differs from other self-help philosophies, is that … r

How to Help a Partner Struggling With Clinical Depression

When I first met my wife, I had no idea that she had a history of clinical depression.  Of course, she had told me about it before we were married, but I did not really know what that meant.  I … r

7 Things a Person with a Mental Illness Doesn’t Want to Hear

In the United States alone, nearly one out of every five people is suffering with one or more mental illnesses. That means that when a person passes you by on the street, they have a better chance of having a … r

7 Nuggets to Help You Take Control of Your Life After Abuse

If you have been abused, it is very likely that you will feel the effects of that abuse in all your future relationships.  It could be with your spouse, your friends, your family, and your children. Imagine what it would … r

How You Can Win The Battle Against Negativity

One time I spoke at a women-only event in Southern California and a petite blonde woman cornered me in the bathroom afterward to ask about how to better handle her husband. She explained, “I am the optimistic one in the … r

The Power of Positive Communication in Marriage

Think of your words as bricks. Each time you say something encouraging, you can add a brick. But each time you criticize, you have to take a brick away. If you had to build a house based on your current … r