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by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2007-2018 Go HERE for Part 2 Go HERE for Part 1 How professionals can help when a co-parent is out of control It is very important for the non-PD to not argue with … Continue reading
by Susan J. Elliott, JD, M.Ed. Copyright 2006-2018 Ways professionals can assist those who must co-parent with a sick person It is very easy for the non-PD to be drawn into emotionally-charged emails with the PD. PD’s are master manipulators and … Continue reading
“Dad would start blaming, as if it were important to establish once and for all who was responsible for every peccadillo.” ~ Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse (ACOA/codependency expert) Needing someone to blame whenever something goes wrong is a hallmark of a dysfunctional … Continue reading
Personality Disordered Co-Parents and “The System”, Part 1 Ways professionals can assist those who must co-parent with a sick person by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2006-2018 This is Part One of a Three Part Series As an attorney, … Continue reading
The “water seeks its own level” posts were requested. Here are two of them: by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Look to your mate choices to better understand yourself Carl Jung said that everything that irritates us about others can … Continue reading
“It is a spiritual principal that we will continue to encounter others who will embody the opportunity for us to learn our most pressing lesson. When we learn to overcome the problem in ourselves, our ‘teachers’ fade away.” – Robin … Continue reading
It is possible to bridge the gap between horrible relationships and happiness by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2017 There is societal pressure to be partnered. When you are not, you often feel as if the entire world is … Continue reading
by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on. … Continue reading
Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. -Sign in the Holocaust Museum, Washington DC I’ve posted this every January for the past 5 years. It’s a rather … Continue reading
by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Requested Repost. I was raised in the Bronx where, last I checked, skiing was not a street game. So I actually reached adulthood without ever having skiied or even knowing the first thing about … Continue reading
John F. Kennedy once said that as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. M. Scott Peck said that love is an action. Both love … Continue reading
A perennial favorite on the blog and requested repost: I saw this movie in the theater when it came out and I was pretty tortured and depressed at the time. I had just ended my marriage and was wrestling with … Continue reading
The annual GPYB New Year’s Post We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to … Continue reading
Befriend people who have what you want, and do what they do. If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere. ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. It is … Continue reading