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How do I get my husband to do tasks without nagging him? ama ask me anything effective communication marriage relationship tips relationships self-improvement Jun 22, 2023

Hi Dr. Julie, My husband has ADHD and I try very hard not to parent him when he doesn’t complete a task or completes it so quickly that he isn’t thorough. I often will go back and complete it myself, but then I feel resentful.

I have committed to not nagging him about these things as...

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Types of Abusive Relationships effective communication healthy relationships relationship advice relationship tips relationships resilience self-improvement toxic relationships trauma Jun 17, 2023

Do you ever feel like your relationship isn't what it used to be? The dynamics are off, and something's not quite right, but you can't seem to put your finger on it? You might be in an abusive relationship. Abuse can take many forms – physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual abuse all happen...

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I upset my husband and I don't know why. Can you help? ama ask me anything boundaries effective communication life lessons marriage relationship tips relationships Jun 15, 2023

Dear Dr. Julie: My husband and I have been married for about 15 years and I'm getting tired of how he treats me. He gets angry with me because I "touch his nerve." But I don't always know what that "nerve" is. I have noticed he gets upset with me if I get anxious about something he is...

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How do I make friends? ama ask me anything effective communication healthy relationships life lessons self-improvement Jun 08, 2023

Hello Dr Julie! Post pandemic, post divorce, post helpful therapy process I have few friends. It is not familiar for me to be so solitary but I live in a state where folks are resistant to deeper emotional relating or making casual connections without years of well established experience.

I...

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How do I set boundaries assertively without feeling guilty? ama ask me anything boundaries effective communication emotional health healthy relationships Jun 01, 2023

Dear Dr. Julie: I say yes a lot because I always feel guilty when I say no. But it's starting to be a problem. Right now, I need to set a boundary with my sister who wants to throw me a big birthday party at my house. I don't want a big party for my birthday and I don't want a party at my...

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How can I get my partner to be more affectionate? ama ask me anything boundaries effective communication limiting beliefs perspective relationship tips May 24, 2023

Dear Dr. Julie: How do I inspire my partner to be more affectionate, loving and communicative with me? Also, I would like him to be more adventurous and be willing to do more things with me.

--Not Feeling the Love

Dear Not Feeling the Love: There are a couple of...

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