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  • 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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  • Trust Might Not Be A Good Thing
    December 29, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Trust Might Not Be A Good Thing

    Often people who are honest become the target of scams because they assume that everyone else is honest and trustworthy. Unfortunately, there are people who get their needs met by taking advantage of others. Do not be naïve. Look for...

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  • How to Ruin Relationships
    May 10, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How to Ruin Relationships

    When I first heard about text messaging, I wasn't at all sure that I would like or even use it. Now, however, I can honestly say that I see that it offers some benefits that I value. For example, I...

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  • You Are Not Alone
    December 17, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    You Are Not Alone

    In September I visited Highclere Castle, home of the Carnavon family, which is west of London near Newbury in Berkshire England. This beautiful site is where the drama series Downton Abbey is filmed. Julian Fellowes who wrote the script for...

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  • 10 Reasons Why I Love Mediation
    April 14, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    10 Reasons Why I Love Mediation

    This week I will be President of the Alberta Family Mediation Society at the annual Conference in Edmonton. Even though there is a great deal of responsibility attached to this role, I am eager to assume it because I strongly...

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  • How to Have a Fair Fight
    August 28, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How to Have a Fair Fight

    So many times, I have couples who state that they have the same fights over and over and over again. Each of them gets off track because their emotions escalate the situation. They drag the past into their argument, and...

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  • 10 Things You Can Do to Prevent A Fight
    August 28, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    10 Things You Can Do to Prevent A Fight

    So many times, a person says or does something that will escalate a situation. Following is a list of the "do nots" that will help you to enjoy more peace and less strife in your life: DO NOT bring up several...

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  • Talking to Angry People
    February 21, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Talking to Angry People

    I frequently talk - or rather listen to - angry people. In my work as a psychologist I have so many individuals who come to me because of situations in their lives that they view as unfair and unacceptable. A...

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  • Six Landmines For Couples
    August 1, 2006 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Six Landmines For Couples

    My friend, Richard, has been a marriage counsellor for years and is kind enough to share his ideas with me. He has narrowed relationship problems into six specific categories and claims that if you can identify the areas of concern...

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