Posts Tagged "Passive Aggressive"

Say “No” to Passive Aggressive Behaviors

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Say “No” to Passive Aggressive Behaviors

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3 Ways You Sabotage Relationships

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

3 Ways You Sabotage Relationships

Many people experience relationship problems resulting from destructive habits that sabotage their efforts. Most likely, it might not even be the first time you are unknowingly sabotaging your efforts at achieving a healthy relationship. Falling back into a destructive relationship pattern is easy, breaking them is another story. I am a firm believer that when you have insight into your patterns and start to honestly explore what your needs are, you are at better odds of letting go of sabotaging habits so you can achieve healthy relationships. Here are 3 behaviors that often contribute to...

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Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Believe it or not but a large group of people fit into the “Adult Child” group. If you grew  up in what you would consider a dysfunctional family, for many different reasons, this could be an added element to your identity. There are specific groups for specific types of dysfunction. For example, people who grew up in a family where there was a substance abuser you might fit into the Adult Children of Alcoholics group (ACoA or ACA). For those who grew up in a family where a member suffered from a chronic illness or mental illness, you might feel more at home with those in the...

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What Does It Mean to Be Reactive? Can Counseling Help?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

What Does It Mean to Be Reactive? Can Counseling Help?

No one likes to be told they are reactive. But hearing it for the first time is especially difficult and confusing. What does it mean to be reactive? Being reactive is what it sounds like, reacting. What your friends or partner may be telling you or what you suspect on your own is that you may have the tendency to react to someone’s words or actions quickly, without thought, in a defensive manner. For example, something you might have said when someone told you that they think you are reactive is ” I am not reactive!” or “You’re the one that’s...

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How You Can Deal with a Passive Aggressive Partner

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

How You Can Deal with a Passive Aggressive Partner

Dealing with someone who communicates passive aggressively can be an ongoing uphill battle. This communication style creates a road block to collaboration and growth. Passive aggression or communicating from a defensive standpoint can be treated successfully. Passive aggression or being defensive is a form of protection. While not all people are the same, some people who learn to communicate this way may be doing so to protect their inner child or true self. Communicating openly, honestly, and directly may cause them to feel too vulnerable so lashing out at others, jumping to a defensive...

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