Insights for Working with a Purposeful Single Parent

Jody Lambert

[Excerpt from Counselling in Relationships] The following excerpt comes from our book, Counselling in Relationships: Insights for Helping Families Develop Healthy Connections. The chapter, Purposeful Single Parenting, explores an increasingly common family structure based on choice.  Connecting with values, examining expectations, and building positive support networks are a few of the themes explored in this chapter. Many people experience unique … Read More

How to Overcome Codependency

Jody Lambert

codependency, codependent behaviour, codependent relationship, overcoming codependency, self-improvement, relationships, mental health, counselling, therapy

Is it codependency or simply a desire to be connected? Although these concepts may sound similar to each other, they are vastly different. Having a secure connection is the ability to balance a healthy exploration of the world around us with a relationship we can return to when there is a need to be held, supported, or celebrated by the … Read More

4 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Jody Lambert

A large portion of our time is spent in conversation with others. Regardless of our familiarity with the other person or the purpose for the discussion, it can sometimes be difficult to achieve clarity and understanding across both parties. Perhaps this is why difficulty communicating is one of the top complaints of those seeking therapy. Some clients, for example, express … Read More

10 Strategies for Dealing with Passive-Aggressive People

Jody Lambert

We’ve all tried to avoid confrontation or felt we couldn’t directly express our thoughts and feelings to someone, which can sometimes cause us to act in ways that are passive-aggressive. Like most personality traits, passive-aggressiveness occurs along a continuum from mild to severe characteristics. While we may be passive-aggressive from time to time, there are those who are more likely … Read More