Submission vs. Claiming Our Rights

Allowing Others Their Rights Setting boundaries and establishing mutual basic rights in relationships becomes challenging when we confuse our “rights” to protect our own life with the “right” to control another person’s behavior.  While learning to embrace our rights can be a welcome relief, the challenge is that we must allow others the very same […]

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How Fathers Often Miss It

Re-Abandonment by Our Father The repeated experience of abandonment by our father who is still in our lives leads to greater and greater compulsiveness.  We are determined to do whatever it takes to one day gain his approval and acceptance.  I call this phenomenon “re-abandonment,” when the father moves in and out of the child’s […]

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