relationships

Posts on how to get more meaning with those that you love.

How to Comfort Someone: A Simple Formula to Try

Most of us desperately want to comfort our friends and family when they’re struggling, but we often don’t know what to say. A friend is going through a divorce, a family member is waiting on scary test results, your child feels excluded at school.  We want to help, we want …

The 10 Second Practice That Can Change The Way You Love

Today, I am thrilled to be sharing my first ever video on Dr. Allison Answers!  (Insert brief happy dance, as I was unsure whether or not I’d be able to figure out the whole video editing process.)  Geared towards couples and families, this video shares about a ten second, daily practice …

The Communication Strategy That Can Change Your Relationships

If you’ve been reading Dr. Allison over the last several months, you’re probably aware that I’m a big fan of emotions.  And relationships.  And difficult conversations.  Three things that don’t necessary get everybody pumped up, especially when we talk about them together.  Emotions, relationships, and difficult conversations.  They’re a tricky …

Empathy, It Isn’t What You Think

Empathy.  It’s a fairly simple and well-known word, one that I hear people using often.  Whether people are talking about what they want in their relationships, what they do best on a team, or how they support their friends, empathy is a term I hear people claiming to have a …

How to Have a Difficult Conversation Easier

You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you realize you’re going to have to have a difficult conversation?  The nervous flutter, followed by a quick flip, and then a heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach.  Yeah…that feeling.  For me, that feeling is usually a sign …