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Archive for December, 2020

How Do You Set Boundaries?

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 4 of a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   Let me say first, setting boundaries is not disrespectful, bad or wrong. In fact, emotionally healthy people set personal boundaries. Educate people in your life about your boundaries. Calmly and respectfully inform them about how they can and cannot behave […]

Why Are Boundaries Important?

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 3 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   If your life is filled with discord and you don’t feel that others respect you, it’s time to set your boundaries. You experience your reality in four ways: Body – what you look like; Thinking – how you give meaning […]

4 Ways to Stay Connected this Holiday

adapted from marriagedynamics.com Are you ready for the holidays? Gifts bought? Wrapping done? Packages in the mail? It may seem like this extraordinary year has dragged on and on, and yet in other ways it has flown by. And now the holidays are here again. This season is all about connection. So it’s natural that […]

What Are Boundaries and How Do They Work?

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 2 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   If your life is filled with more of what you don’t want and not enough of what you do want, it’s time to set your boundaries. Boundaries define your sense of self (who you are as an individual). Setting boundaries […]

Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

by Dr. Jackie Black Part 1 in a 4-part series on boundaries in relationships   Most of us know how to speak. Many of us have never learned how to communicate. Recognize that clear, accurate and understandable verbal and non-verbal language is essential for marriage, committed relationships, friendships, business relationships and virtually all other kinds […]