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Navigating Anger in Friendships: Healthy vs Unhealthy Ways

Navigating Anger in Friendships: Healthy vs Unhealthy Ways © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor The closeness of a friendship can give rise to anger with your friend or them with you. How can you express anger healthily with friends? Note: This article is part of our “Healthy and Unhealthy Anger” series. …

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Business Relationship Sabotage: How Anger Sinks Your Career

Business Relationship Sabotage: How Anger Sinks Your Career © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor In the ever-evolving professional world, we often face interpersonal challenges and conflicts. One of these challenges, frequently overlooked, is managing anger. While anger is a normal, healthy emotion, how we express it can have far-reaching consequences. Unskillful …

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Unmasking Anger’s Impact on Marriages and Romantic Relationships

Unmasking Anger’s Impact on Marriages and Romantic Relationships © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, The Business Partners Counselor Anger can have profound and destructive effects on relationships when improperly managed. In romantic partnerships, unchecked anger can evolve into a damaging cycle that strains the bond between individuals. This article explores the subtle and overt impacts …

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Relationship Anger? 7 Skillful “Health Anger” Communications

Relationship Anger? 7 Skillful “Healthy Anger” Communications © 2023 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC We all experience frustration in the course of our daily lives. Sometimes, those frustrations escalate. It’s okay to feel angry, but it’s important to express it in healthy ways appropriate to the situation. Healthy expression of anger can be a positive force …

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How Infidelity Impacts Young, Teenage & Adult Children

How Infidelity Impacts Young, Teenage & Adult Children © 2022 Judith Kilborn, PH.D. and Richard Chandler, MA, LPC The Short & Long-term Effects of their Parent’s Infidelity Whether your children are younger, teenagers, adults, or even aware of the affair, they will be affected short and long-term by how you and your partner respond to …

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The Physical Toll Suffered by the Betrayed Partner After Discovering an Affair

The Physical Toll Suffered by the Betrayed Partner After Discovering an Affair © 2022 Judith Kilborn, PH.D. Edited by Richard Chandler, MA, LPC When an affair is discovered, the betrayed partner’s mental and emotional burdens frequently result in physical disorders. Substantial agreement exists about the biological effects of infidelity on the betrayed spouse. In addition …

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Parents and their kids

Why Anger Hurts Kids: How Moms & Dads Can Make it Better!

Why Anger Hurts Kids: How Moms & Dads Can Make It Better! © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Is parental anger harmful to kids? How can parents avoid harsh communication and gain successful outcomes? Read these practical tips to build healthier connections with your children! Why Anger Hurts Kids: …

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Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Anger: Can Getting Mad Be OK?

Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Anger: Can Getting Mad Be OK? © 2024 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor You can express anger in healthy ways by firmly communicating your boundaries. It may be helpful to be mad about how things have been, but anger becomes unhealthy when mixed with aggression, put-downs, or …

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What is Encouragement? (Hint: It Isn’t Praise)

Encouragement is the skill of intentionally observing the positive actions of others, followed by expressing our appreciation and sharing what we noticed. Our acts of encouragement build others’ confidence in themselves. Encouragement Arises Out of Courage As Alfred Adler, the founder of Individual Psychology, pointed out, the word “encouragement” includes the word “courage.” Encouraging others …

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