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Why do They get Mad at You for Pointing out the Dysfunction?

Original content by Ashley Berges We often call out a situation and get in trouble for doing it. We may be dealing with people who dislike dealing with the truth. When the truth is called out, they do not want to hear it.  Many of us may find ourselves in relationships right now that when […]

The Pros and Cons of Dating Apps

Original content by Ashley Berges Are you recently single and wondering what to do next? Have you been trying to meet someone organically and having no luck? Perhaps you have decided to try online dating. Online dating can seem scary. There are both positive and negative aspects to it. It is good to know what […]

Are You Co-Dependent in Your Relationship?

Original content by Ashley Berges Co-dependency is a word we hear thrown around a lot. The question is, how do we know if we are being co-dependent in a relationship? Let’s look at some indications that can prove to us that we are co-dependent in the relationship. Once we can identify that we are co-dependent, […]

8 Thoughts, Actions, and Beliefs We Have When in a Toxic Relationship

Original content by Ashley Berges Often, when we are in a toxic relationship, we look towards the other person to decide if the relationship is toxic or not. There is a better way to figure this out. When we are in a toxic relationship, we do certain things, act certain ways, and question ourselves about […]

How to Survive your Toxic Family over the Holidays

Original content by Ashley Berges Are you stressed out, perhaps even dreading the holidays? Do you have a toxic family dynamic that causes you to dread having to deal with the family during the holidays? We need to understand our family dynamic to make personal decisions when spending time with our family during the holidays. […]

Should I Take Their Advice? How to Identify Toxic Advice

Original content by Ashley Berges Many of us are dealing with tumultuous relationships. Family and friends advise us to get over our emotions and move on. They are not able to comprehend why we can’t simply move on and find someone else. This is often easier said than done. Many people give advice to others […]

Exploring the Impact of Our Parent’s Marriage on Our Marriage

Original content by Ashley Berges When trying to understand the issues in our current marriage it may be helpful to go back and look at our parent’s marriage. This was the marriage that we watched daily. We need to understand how that marriage impacts our current relationship. Some things may have taken place when we […]

How Small Daily Goals Can Lead to Big Results

Original content by Ashley Berges Having goals is an important aspect of life. Many of us do not realize that small goals can be just as significant as large ones. The thing about goals is that the larger the goal the more pieces it takes to create the puzzle. Completing a large goal can take […]

The Complex Relationship Between Our Parent’s Marriage and Our Marriage

Original content by Ashley Berges It does not matter whether you have been married for 5 years or 25 years. Most likely we are unaware of where certain patterns in our marriage have come from. We do not realize how our parent’s marriage impacts our marriage. Some habits we picked up growing up are unintentionally […]

Why do I Attract Narcissists?

Original content by Ashley Berges Does it feel like you always seem to attract a person with narcissistic tendencies? What is it about you that attracts narcissists? We need to know why this is happening and begin to understand what we can do to change it. There are several reasons why we are narcissist magnets.  […]