relationships

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How to Handle Controlling People

We’re all going to run into them; they seek to parasitize our personhood, to suck our soul; yet they may be unaware of what they are up to and we may just be left confused, hurt, or, worse case scenario, we may submit to their domination. I do recognize controlling behavior, be it ever so … Continue reading

Is there such a thing as “bad people?” Short answer: Yes

How are you doing? Good, I hope. I often try to figure out how I can be of help to the rest of my fellow humans, especially as I get older and sense “time’s winged chariot hurrying near.” What do people need? Have I learned anything that could be helpful to others? People are scared, … Continue reading

On Healthy Boundaries: Saying “No”

How is your week going? Good, I hope. I’m always honored when a young person asks my advice, especially on something as personal as relationships. So when it happened yesterday, I was careful to listen much and speak little, since I know so little. I may only know two things about relationships: If you love … Continue reading

We Take Care of Each Other

Early this morning my grown daughter came into my bedroom, looking like something the cat dragged in. “Mommy!” she moaned. Mommy? I haven’t been called Mommy in 20 years. “I’m sick,” she said, laying her disheveled head on the foot of the bed. Four days of headache, vomiting and fever. I told her she had … Continue reading

Confessions of a Recovering Workaholic

How is your week going? Good, I hope. Have you ever started a big project and half-way through realized you were doing it wrong and had to start all over? I’ve been working on a five-story comic book and three days in decided it wasn’t good enough. Start over? ¬†Or leave it not-good-enough? Agony. I … Continue reading