August

29

2017
Maria was kicking herself. Hard. “I should phone my mum more often, I know I should. If I phoned her more often, we’d have a better chance of understanding each other. I should just get my act together and phone her.” Janet counselled her. “She should be phoning you! You should stop feeling so blooming guilty the whole time!” Mike, Maria’s brother, chimed in. “She’s right you know. As our mother, she should be phoning us more often. It’s not…
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July

30

2017
So you are a decent, respectful person who doesn’t have communication problems with anyone. Except for that one person. They just don’t listen to you, they don’t value your opinion and you don’t feel respected by them. But you’ve noticed that they don’t really listen to or value anyone, so it’s not personal, it’s just very tiresome, especially when you know what you’re talking about and they clearly don’t. It is not uncommon to be someone who gets along well…
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June

26

2017
You don’t have to be psychic to know when there’s conflict brewing. There are some rare occasions when an argument or altercation arises out of nowhere. Most of the time, however, we have a sense that we’re not seeing eye-to-eye with someone a long time before the situation erupts. Little niggles and irritations can easily mount up, especially when it’s someone you spend a significant chunk of your time with. A member of your team you work with daily is…
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