Category dysfunctional family

You Can’t Change Others

Try as you will, you can’t change another person. We say we know this to be true and yet we continue to try. I know I do

How Boundaries Can Improve Your Life

 We only know our own family culture. It is our normal. When we grow up and establish another home, we can run into trouble.

Teenage girls arguing

How to Tell If Your Family is Functional or Dysfunctional

Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such an arrangement is normal.

How Personalities Affect Your Christmas

  The Enneagram is probably the oldest form of personality analysis and does a great job of helping us determine how to cope with ourselves and others. Here is a fun Christmas description of the Enneagram for Christmas. Related post: Personality Predicaments Solved I am a Certified Professional Coach and I hold a degree from […]

How to Handle Moochers

So often I hear stories from single mothers of how a family member has caused them grief. In some cases the results are devastating. Others linger on for years with little or no resolution. It is the old and growing older problem of breeched boundaries.

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How to Deal with Difficult People in New Year 2017

The more problematic is what to do about people who have caused you pain, physically or emotionally. These people may be risky for you to associate with. You have to decide whether or not to allow the person into your personal circle.