Give Better Back

Give Better Back

When your partner hits a bad ball, hit a better ball back. His/her misstep in the world of relational excellence is not your free pass to indulge your inner two-year old that wants revenge and relief. Not if you care about the relationship, that is. Rather, recognize...
Accountability

Accountability

Who are you at your relational worst? A crazed lunatic? An ice queen? A critical tongue-lasher? Shiny Teflon? An Olympic runner? In other words, what is your favorite adaptive behavior that you learned early and use adeptly and automatically? If you don’t know, ask...
Go Deeper

Go Deeper

In our age of drive-by contact, go deeper. Emotionally, authentic connection is still the most exciting and satisfying meal in town. It offers juicy nourishment to counteract the stagnation in superficiality. Go for substance and know how to generate it: 1. Create...