How To Say Anything Without Being Mean

When of my first lessons as a foster parent caring for teens in trouble with the law was the need to control “mean” language. Being a therapist for the first set of kids sent to live with us, we ignored language and focused only on unacceptable behavior. Did not turn out well. You can read …

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Thinking Of Ending A Friendship? Think Again

Too many people are saying dump someone who makes you unhappy. Good advice if being physically abused, good advice when first getting to know each other, bad advice  for “antique” friendships. Better to deal with what the other person is doing that hurts. However, as a  wise man by the name of Gregory Bateson, said …

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