relationships

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

How to Be More Interesting

Do you know someone who is super interesting? Someone who always seems to have a cool experience or funny story to share. Someone who draws you into conversation so you’re totally engaged. You often leave interactions with this person thinking, “Man, they are cool.” Surely, you know someone like this. …

What NOT to Say to a Friend Going Through a Hard Time: 5 Things That Will Make Them Feel Worse

Tough stuff is an unavoidable part of life. Cancer, divorce, death, health crises…you name it. Unexpected, really difficult stuff happens to our friends. It feels so helpless to sit on the sidelines. We often search for something comforting and encouraging to say, desperately trying to make our friends feel better. Today, …

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 …