Relationships: Avoiding the Line of Fire

By Dr. Margaret Paul July 29, 2019

Do you try to talk with someone when you already know he or she is closed? Consider NOT putting your inner child in the line of fire.

How often do you ask a question of or make a statement to a partner, co-worker, friend, or . . . → Read More: Relationships: Avoiding the Line of Fire

Asking For Support: Authentic Need Or Neediness?

There is often confusion between the authentic need for others’ support, and being needy. A member of Inner Bonding Village posted this question:

“Since doing couples therapy, it has come to light that I often don’t consider sharing sadness with my husband or asking for emotional support. The therapist said that it sounds like a scary . . . → Read More: Asking For Support: Authentic Need Or Neediness?

We Can’t Control Others, But Here’s How To Influence Them

By Dr. Margaret Paul July 08, 2019

Rather than trying to control others, which never works in the long run, learn how you can influence others.

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

Inner Bonding teaches that we have no control over . . . → Read More: We Can’t Control Others, But Here’s How To Influence Them

Beyond Suffering: An Ah-Ha Moment!

By Dr. Margaret Paul May 13, 2019

Experience a powerful ah-ha moment – a moment of deep understanding about what healing is really about.

Allyson and Jonathan are sitting in front of me at a 5-Day Intensive. Married for 2 years, they have lost the passion and fun they once had, and they . . . → Read More: Beyond Suffering: An Ah-Ha Moment!

Accepting What You Can't Control, Controlling What You Can

Accepting What You Can’t Control, Controlling What You Can

By Dr. Margaret Paul April 15, 2019

Coming to grips with what you can and can’t control opens the door to true emotional freedom and personal power.

I frequently receive questions about what to do in situations where someone is behaving in an . . . → Read More: Accepting What You Can’t Control, Controlling What You Can

Judging Yourself Can Lead To Sexual Addiction

By Dr. Margaret Paul March 04, 2019

Discover how self-abandonment can lead to using and objectifying others sexually.

Nicholas consulted with me because of problems he was having in his marriage. He was very distressed that his wife, Kayla, never wanted to have sex with him.

In the course of our work, it . . . → Read More: Judging Yourself Can Lead To Sexual Addiction