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Empathy for couples: a sixth love language?

During the Pandemic, Gesine and I started seeing couples for mediation on Zoom. Joe and Mindy were living in Los Angeles and working in the film and television business. Despite being in their late thirties, neither one had held down a relationship for longer than a few years. They couldn't understand why it was so painful being together. Why were they were having the time of their lives ...
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Parenting: an alternative to punishment and reward

A constant power struggle What do you want for yourself and your children? When we ask this question in our parenting workshops, we always hear the same answers: respect, care, cooperation and responsibility. Sadly, the picture we get from people talking about their daily parenting lives is different. We hear of parents in conflict with their children around everyday activities. Whethe...
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Anxious or avoidant: how NVC can help

Anxious or avoidant? Are you anxious about losing connection with your loved ones? Do you find it difficult to speak up in groups? Alternatively, are you constantly pushing away thoughts of a painful breakup? Do you avoid difficult conversations? These are the questions you can ask yourself to find out your attachment style: anxious or avoidant. NVC usually reserves labels for jars! How...
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