In Parts I and 2 we found it pretty easy to identify with Aimee and Jack knowing the right thing to do, but reactively doing the wrong thing instead. Well, here are the secrets to success: Keeping the Faith, You Are the Master of Your Own Fate, and Quiet Down and Tune In. These three blogs detail three critical steps to translate your good intentions into action. First, taking moments daily to remind yourself that you have more control over your survival mind than you think.
Picking up where the session with Aimee and Jack left off, Jack could get an "A" in the quiz if asked to repeat what Aimee said she wants when returning home grumpy after work. But being able to follow through as requested was another matter. As he sat with that, "Roger, please help" look on his face, I was as compassionate for Jack as for any of us who have "been there". "Jack," I asked, "Is Aimee's request reasonable?" "Yes," he said, "but man, I can't imagine ever being ab
Nothing looked terribly wrong when Aimee walked into the condo after work that Friday. But on the other hand, nothing looked that right either. I instinctively began reading the tea leaves. It wasn't til I discussed what happened with Roger that I realized how much energy I put into divining Aimee's after work mood. I didn't see myself as particularly well cut out for that kind of work. In my home growing up, Dad wasn't around and we didn't think twice about attending to Mom
If being a single adult is as challenging as my blogs so far have suggested, then finding fulfillment in a couple must border on the impossible! But no; in some ways it's quite the opposite: Once the couple sees the potential for giving and receiving critical support to help each other be his/her best, then the advantages of collaboration can outweigh the challenges. Joe felt chronic frustration over the lack of consistent sexual intimacy with Jan. This couple has been marrie