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Many of us walk through life taking things very personally, which can affect our lives greatly. It causes much suffering. The relationships we have with others can also be affected when we take everything to heart. Ten tips to help you learn to not take things personally!

 

  1. Avoid toxic people
  2. Have realistic expectations
  3. Determine how important the situation is
  4. Work on your self confidence
  5. Don’t give away your power
  6. Don’t jump to conclusions
  7. Understand that it’s not always about you
  8. Learn how to delete your imaginary trash bin
  9. Stop caring what others think of you
  10. Surround yourself with people who love and understand you

 

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Do you have an over involved ex? Or maybe you’re married to someone whose ex is over involved? There are reasons why exes feel the need to hover and criticize your parenting. They may make excessive phone calls, demonstrate helicopter parenting, or they might not think you are fit to parent your own child. Whatever they are doing, boundaries must be set. Learn all about this and how it affects your current relationship this week on the show!

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Blended families are already difficult to navigate. When a couple has parenting styles that differ from one another, it can be quite a challenge. What do you do when you and your partner parent differently? How can you make it work? My husband Shawn joins me to talk about our own challenges in this area. We talk about

 

  • Our parenting styles when we first met
  • Mistakes that we made in the beginning
  • How to be fair but also treat each child as an individual
  • Differences of parenting when custodial or noncustodial
  • What we learned from one another and how you can too
  • The importance of open communication
  • And much more

 

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Dr. Jennelle is a PhD Psychologist and Relationship Advisor working with individuals and couples who want to improve communication, collaboration, and harmony in their relationships. Dr. Jennelle focuses on non traditional relationships and family structures (i.e., female same-sex couples, divorced/remarrying couples, and blended families), helping to navigate the challenges in these complex dynamics by developing skills that lead to stronger partnerships, better parenting, and greater peace.

 

She joins me to talk about her personal experience with a same sex relationship and marriage. In this episode we discuss

 

  • Her personal relationship story
  • Challenges she faced
  • How her step children handled the transition
  • How to come out to family and friends
  • How to deal with negative reactions from others
  • Family dynamics of a same sex blended family
  • And much more!

 

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