Writings from Christine

How to Manage the Holidays without Family

by on November 28, 2021

For the first time in 16 years, Janice was going to spend Thanksgiving without her kids. Even though the divorce was finalized in the summer, she did not realize until a week before the holiday that her kids would spend the entire week with her ex. She was devastated. The traditions she so purposefully cultivated… (more…)

7 Steps to Making it Through the Holidays without a Loved One

by on November 24, 2021

The first Thanksgiving and Hanukkah without her husband of 47 years, nothing seemed right. For the first time, Nikki was not hosting either celebration, her daughter and son took the holidays over to relieve her stress. But without the rituals and traditions, she felt more isolated and alone. Nikki took a deep breath to hold… (more…)

Find Peace during the Holidays with Your Narcissistic Mother-in-Law

by on November 19, 2021

As the holidays approached, Heather began to worry about the next encounter with her in-laws. Last Thanksgiving was a complete disaster. After spending days getting their new house ready for the visit, her narcissistic mother-in-law walked into the house and announced, “It’s not that bad.” Heather tried to brush it off, but the comments kept… (more…)

Parenting Teens Is Exhausting

by on September 28, 2021

Beginning at age twelve, a tween (age ten to twelve) develops critical thinking skills. This shift literally transforms a child’s mind from being receptive to others’ opinions into an adult mind that constantly questions opinions and facts. Gone are the days a child just believes what is said. Now begins the journey of conceptualizing, applying,… (more…)

Narcissism and Addiction: A Frustrating Combination

by on September 24, 2021

One of the hardest types of people to deal with is a narcissist in the middle of their addiction. They are completely exhausting. The combined selfishness of narcissism and addictive behavior is overpowering, relentless, callous, and frequently abusive. This destructive blend of arrogant thinking in that they are always right and that they do not… (more…)

12 Ways to Reduce Exhaustion in the New Year

by on January 9, 2021

How much different would life be if exhaustion wasn’t a factor? It is normal to be physically overwhelmed by long hours at work, ungrateful children, overload of electronic stimulus, and tiresome relatives. But some exhaustion is much deeper. It stems from unmet needs, expectations, ambitions, and hopes. It is compounded by tragedies, disappointments, rejections, and… (more…)

Have a Difficult Kid? Do These 7 Techniques

by on October 31, 2020

Maggie and James were involved parents. They participated in their kid’s school, coached a team or two, helped with homework, and knew the names of their kid’s friends. But for some reason, one of their three kids was constantly in trouble. The other two enjoyed a great reputation at their school but their sister was… (more…)

10 Signs of a Passive-Aggressive Person

by on October 30, 2020

Tess was immediately annoyed in the presence of her manager and she couldn’t understand why. She normally got along with a wide-range of personalities, had no issue with authority, and was generally well-liked by most. But for some reason, every time she saw her manager, she wanted to run in the opposite direction. Their conversations… (more…)

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