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Resentful? Overworked? Face These Painful Facts about Shared Work.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: 7 hard facts about shared work (#5, #6, and #7 are most important) I’ve posted about this subject before, but I find myself thinking about it so often that I decided to raise it again. When I hear people complain about the fact that other people aren’t …


Ever Been Stuck Talking to Someone Who Keeps Telling You How Wrong You Are?

Back by popular demand is the assay I wrote about the “oppositional conversational style.” This post really seems to strike a chord with people. Which surprised, me at first, because when I identified OCS, I thought I was the only person who had ever noticed it. Turns out that many people have noticed it! From both sides of the OCS-dominated …


Two Huge Happy Milestones for My Family.

This week marked a gigantic milestone in my extended family. Both my parents, and my husband’s parents, have now been married for fifty years. And my parents have been married for fifty-two years. Oddly, our two sets of parents have the same anniversary: March 27. That seemed very auspicious to me when I was dating my now-husband. It was a …


The 21 Day Relationship Challenge Starts Today!

Today is Day #1 of the 21 Day Relationship Challenge–but don’t worry, if you sign up after this “official” start day, you’ll get the full 21 days worth of daily emails starting from whenever you sign up. Here on the blog, in addition to my usual daily posts, I’ll add a very short post about the day’s resolution, to give …


Story: People Want To Be Loved Specially.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully. This week’s story: People want to be loved specially.   The two books I mention are Faber and Mazlish’s fantastic books, Siblings Without Rivalry (which is where …