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The Bucket of Tears is Empty

Your perfect wife abused me as a child abused her son told her boyfriend’s friend he could have sex with me. I was 12. Your perfect wife called the mother she supposedly loved so much to tell her she was a horrible parent. The night before major surgery. Your perfect wife tried to drown me–twice,…

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Persistence

I’m embarrassed and confused. How can someone who loves so much be so deeply hated? How can someone with so much conflict resolution training and experience be unable to communicate with her own family? Is there something wrong with me? Is there something wrong with them? Or are there just some people who don’t belong…

201801.29
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Forgive Yourself for Seeming Selfish

This month, we’ve been focusing on Choice #1: Forgive Yourself for Having Conflicts, which is one of the Seven Choices from my book, DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master. It’s almost comical (although sometimes very painful) how God, the universe, or life will bring us opportunities to practice what we…

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Forgive Yourself for Your Thoughts

When I teach my continuing education course, “Setting Clear Goals and Performance Expectations for Your Employees”, we typically discuss hot topics such as sexual harassment, gender harassment, diversity, inclusion, and implicit bias. Common questions include: · What do we do about our gendered bathrooms? · Where will the protected classes end? · Can we still…