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Making Things Right
Love Is Not
Wishing and Hoping
Are You A Nag? Try New Ways of Dealing with Others
Who's Your Valentine?
Time for Paws
Love Is Not Enough - You Need More
Be a Wise Communicator
Resolve or Regret
Trust - Difficult to Get and Keep
What Do You Have to Give to Others?
Is Your Partner a Sex Addict?
Trust Might Not Be A Good Thing
Learning About Child Sexual Abuse
How to Ruin Relationships
The Important Things About Love
You Are Not Alone
Is This Healthy?
Friends Are Waiting
The Benefits of Having a Funeral
Fight Fairly!
The Pre-Nuptial Agreement
Grandparenting Through A Divorce
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Articles — Relationships — (88 Articles)

  • Making Things Right
    April 9, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Making Things Right

    Over the years I have worked with many couples and family members who were struggling in their relationships.   Unfortunately, they usually did not come for help until their issues were very ingrained and the hurts were deep.   Some expressed frustration...

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  • Love Is Not
    May 30, 2019 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Love Is Not

    Valentine's week is focused on multiple ways of showing others that one cares for or is in love with them. Hearts, flowers, candy and trinkets are given as symbols of devotion but not all are done with the right motives...

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  • Wishing and Hoping
    May 4, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Wishing and Hoping

    Have you ever had someone tell you that they weren't interested in having a relationship with you? That can be a devastating thing to hear. Everyone wants to be loved and cared for. Did you find it hard to let...

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  • Are You A Nag? Try New Ways of Dealing with Others
    February 5, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Are You A Nag? Try New Ways of Dealing with Others

    So many times, people become upset because they are continually telling someone what should be done without results. They nag and nag about the issue, but nothing changes. Then they try to recruit others to join the game of trying...

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  • Who's Your Valentine?
    February 4, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Who's Your Valentine?

    As we approach February 14th it is time to think about relationships and their meaning. Ponder the following:1. Most people spend more time shopping for a new vehicle than finding a partner. Slow down and consider what you need and...

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  • Time for Paws
    February 4, 2018 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Time for Paws

    Have you ever noticed that some people treat their animals better than they treat other people? They beam when Spot enters the room and spend time greeting and cuddling him. The cat eats gourmet food out of Royal Dolton and...

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  • Love Is Not Enough - You Need More
    February 1, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Love Is Not Enough - You Need More

    Some people live with the idea that it is easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Their impulsive choices bring chaos not only into their own environment but also for others who care about them. So often I witness sad situations...

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  • Be a Wise Communicator
    February 1, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Be a Wise Communicator

    Deal with issues as they occur so that they don't pile up and form resentments. Agree that you will use the sports time-out signal when you need a break just to cool down. That will tell the other person that...

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  • Resolve or Regret
    August 7, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Resolve or Regret

    So many people have regrets. They feel sad, guilty or disappointed about the way things turned out and blame themselves for doing or not doing something that would have resulted in a different outcome. Their lives are tainted by thoughts...

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  • Trust - Difficult to Get and Keep
    August 7, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Trust - Difficult to Get and Keep

    Often I hear clients state "I just don't trust him (her)". My response is "To do what?" 1. Assumptions - You might have thoughts that a thing is certain to happen when you don't have any proof that it will....

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  • What Do You Have to Give to Others?
    February 27, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    What Do You Have to Give to Others?

    Funny how things change over time. Years ago, homes often had three or more generations living together. My grandparents were a powerful influence on my life. Today we live in a world where people talk about how busy they are....

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  • Is Your Partner a Sex Addict?
    February 1, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Is Your Partner a Sex Addict?

    It has always been difficult to define the word "addiction" because people's perceptions vary. Some individuals minimize or have a fixed idea that they aren't addicted because they are still able to function fairly well. Underneath, however, they might feel...

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