Five Controlling Behaviors You Should Learn to Spot

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We all know people who exhibit controlling behaviors. In fact, when you mention control freaks in a group, it often elicits groans. Stories of crazy exes and former bosses start to come out. It turns afternoon special really quick. But controlling behaviors are often exhibited in everyday communications. Manipulation seems to come easier to some […]

The Hard Work of Validation: How to Listen and Love Well

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Validation is the little-recognized glue than creates and mends relationships. After all, we live in our own selves all day, every day. Understanding someone else’s journey takes effort, in part because clearing the decks of our own experiences is so challenging. But the rewards of validation are great. Validation builds trust, opens previously clogged channels […]