Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ilissa’s Family Tip # 5- Are You Irritated or Angry?

There’s a big difference between feeling irritated and feeling angry. Irritation is milder; something you can cope with. Anger that is acted on is stronger and usually out of control. It crosses boundaries, hurts other people and can be abusive. … Continue reading

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Family Tip #5- Why Should We Schedule a Weekly Family Meeting?

It’s so important to have a family meeting each week. All members of the immediate family should be there. Keep the meeting under an hour depending on how many people need to talk. Take turns sharing grievances, problems and good things. … Continue reading

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Ilissa’s Tip # 4- How To Handle A Panic Attack

If you’ve ever had a panic attack then you know how scary and out of control you can feel. You may find it hard to breath or you might have the sweats. It can feel like you’re having a heart attack and … Continue reading

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Tip #3- How Do I Tell My Partner That Something They Do Bothers Me?

Try using “I Statements”. I feel __________ when you ________________. I need or prefer that you _________________. When you use an “I Statement” you talk about your own feelings rather than attacking the other person. The hope is that your … Continue reading

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