• Understanding The Relationships Between Top Dogs & People-pleasers

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • September 14, 2022
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    This topic was a request from someone in my audience. This is a very common relationship pattern and it offers a real opportunity for both people to grow & improve who they are. People-pleasers of course go along to get along, they are helpful & kind & often neglect their… Continue Reading

  • People-pleasing In Relationships & What To Do About It

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • September 1, 2022
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    People-pleasing is a really powerful lifestyle in our culture & it has an impact on many relationships. People-pleasing is all about being heavily lopsided in pleasing others as a way of gaining their approval & maintaining relationships. People-pleasing is of course on a continuum, at work in a subordinate role… Continue Reading

  • Sex & Sexual Desire in Long Term Relationships

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 1, 2022
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    Sexuality is a complex, crucial activity. It's only on television where couples reach maximum orgasm easily. Our interest in sex naturally ebbs and flows over the course of a long- term relationship as we age or deal with life changes— It’s important to keep in mind that researchers have reliably found… Continue Reading

  • Manipulation In All It’s Complexity

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 4, 2022
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    Everybody manipulates to get what they want, even 3 year olds. I believe manipulation is part of our defense system. Manipulation are ways to win, to have power & control. There are socially acceptable positive manipulations in trying to win card games, smiling at someone to welcome them or a… Continue Reading

  • IN-LAW PROBLEMS & WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • May 9, 2022
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    Let’s examine in-laws who can help young couples or derail them on the path to relationship success. The biggest reasons for tension include in-laws giving unwanted opinions, partners taking their parents' side, and disagreements over how to discipline grandchildren. https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22972397 Two thousand married Britons took part in the 2017 study… Continue Reading

  • Dating Advice To Find Success In Love

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • April 17, 2022
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    Dating is a lot of work! It is all too easy to end up discouraged & want to give up because someone else has once again not followed through & just disappeared. Family & friends often don’t appreciate how painful & difficult the process of dating can be. There is… Continue Reading

  • ANGRY MEN & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 21, 2022
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    https://oembed.libsyn.com/embed?item_id=22522607 Anger is an important tool in the emotional toolbox & the most misunderstood of emotions. Anger gives you energy to burn , it can be a rocket ship to get you out of a bad relationship. Anger is used to be unfair, to mistreat others & to make certain… Continue Reading

  • Obsessive Doubt About Relationships & The Fear Of Commitment

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 1, 2022
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    Do you obsess over your partner’s flaws? Does thinking about the future of your relationship leave you imagining the worst-case scenario? When it comes to navigating the world of romantic relationships, some feelings of anxiety, doubt, and fear are to be expected. But if your fears so extreme that they… Continue Reading

  • THE ART & WORK OF RELATIONSHIPS

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • February 3, 2022
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    A collection of wisdom on making relationships work over the decades. You’ve heard me say often “Love is wanting to be a better person for your partner.” So partnerships grow us into better versions of ourselves. There is purpose to being in relationships & it’s not about having an audience… Continue Reading

  • INSECURE ATTACHMENT & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • January 3, 2022
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    Everybody deals with insecurity & it has a huge negative impact on relationships. The focus for those who are insecure is what’s wrong with my partner? Secure attachment, is not about playing games, you’re not trying to win or have power over the other person. It’s not a perfect situation. Secure… Continue Reading

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