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Divorce Busting book recommendation

I love Michelle Weiner-Davis’s book, Divorce Busting and I have recommended it to my clients over the years.

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Are you “shoulding” on yourself?

I know from a lifetime of experience that I tend to be very hard on myself. Maybe you can relate.

I “know” that I am a human being and, as such, not going to be at my best 100% of the time, yet I beat myself up when I am not, “shoudling” on myself (I should do better, know better, be better).

I am learning how to accept myself as being imperfect and human. Read the rest of this entry »

New accountability group. Want to join?

Raise your hand if you want to be accountable with me!

As I was doing my daily walk today, I was thinking about you. Yes, I’m always thinking about my readers, my clients, and potential clients.

I was thinking about how difficult it is to make the changes that you (and I) say you want. I know for a fact that most diets DO work. What doesn’t work for too many people is keeping the motivation going to meet your weight loss goals. Read the rest of this entry »

Relationship Coaching doesnt work

When you hire a relationship coach or a marriage therapist to help you resolve difficulties in your relationship, sometimes it doesn’t work. Why is this?

Too often people seek a relationship coach to help them fix their spouse and are disappointed or even angry when the coach suggests that the only person whose behavior they can control is their own. Read the rest of this entry »

Calling all happy couples!

Does it grate on you to hear all the negativity about the state of marriage? Too many people have some terrible ideas about marriage and the viability of relationships. I read such statements on the Internet daily. The worst one is:

Marriage is the leading cause of divorce. Read the rest of this entry »

Bad Relationships Gone Good

I was divorced at age 27 from a good man. Would you be surprised that despite having completed a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, I knew next to nothing about creating a happy relationship for myself? That understanding came years later.

You may be in the same boat I was all those years ago. In your work you may be an effective Read the rest of this entry »

Ask Michelle Anything

Do you have a burning question about dating? Marriage? Being single? Divorce? Widowhood? Finding love again after loss? Making your good marriage great? Troubles with inlaws? Sexual frustrations?

Whatever your question about relationships, Michelle Vasquez would love to answer them. The Read the rest of this entry »

Children of Divorce Happier? True or False?

Since divorce became more accessible, we have been telling ourselves lies about children and happiness.  We have convinced ourselves that if we are happy, our children will be happy. We have said this for so many years that we believe it is the truth.

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