• Defensiveness is New Page on Website

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • August 10, 2011
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    It's the prickleyness of defensiveness that gets in the way of communication. It's quite a task to wade through defenses, because they are sticky, like muck in a swamp. My work is to help people be more open & vulnerable with each other, which is the opposite of defensiveness. We… Continue Reading

  • Working or Living with Someone Highly Sensitive

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • April 10, 2010
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    A former client requested this post. I will begin by saying this is not an easy situation. Highly sensitive people are like a sponge so full, that it doesn't want to soak up any more water. Someone else who is quick to be on the defense, can stop you dead… Continue Reading

  • Parallel Monologues vs. Real Dialogue

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • January 30, 2010
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    In my work with families and couples, I experience most people communicating in parallel monologues. Neither person is able to absorb, digest or really appreciate a point of view that is opposite of their own. Both people are so filled up with their own thoughts and feelings there is simply… Continue Reading

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