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HerExchange Presents Soapbox Therapy: Holiday Family Feuding
This month, in preparing for 2011, HerExchange, the fabulous New York-based women's e-zine, is bringing Soapbox Therapy to it's roster of amazing monthly columns! For the December column, a HerExchange reader asked about getting along with family over the holidays while the past year has been anything but cheerful...here's a taste:
"Faking is pretending your feelings don’t exist. Shelf-ing them comes with a certain wisdom– knowing there’s is a time and place, and your feelings deserve to be expressed in a context of respect, not drama."
Check out the entire article HERE!Keep Reading→
Good Morning America Asked...
Recently, Good Morning America set out on a search to find an advice guru to support their on-air and on-line viewers. So, naturally, I responded to the call. Here's a taste...
GMA asked..."What would you tell his person: Whenever there is an issue between my mother-in-law and me, my husband refuses to stand up for me. How do I get him to value our relationship more than the one with his mother? (150 words or less)"
So, you won. You got the guy. And now your mother-in-law takes every opportunity to redeem herself as the most important woman in her son’s life. You have two goals here, gorgeous. Your mother-in-law needs to take a step back, and your husband needs to take a step up. How to get there? Befriend his mom. Yes…really. If your husband isn’t standing up for you it’s because he doesn’t want his mom to feel unimportant, or worse, mad at him. If you help your mother-in-law to feel important, she won’t be constantly searching for validation from her son. So ask for her recipe or give her a compliment. It will go further than you ever imagined. You don’t have to love his mom, just make her feel necessary. She’ll back off, and he’ll be standing up for you in no time.