Dear Crabby, Why does my wife laugh at me?

Dear Crabby, Every time I get hurt my wife ends up laughing at me. I think she still cares about me, but it seems to just hit a funny bone with her anytime I get injured. Should I be concerned? Sincerely, Sorry Charlie Dear Sorry Charlie, I know this routine for sure. Shortly after we were married I hit my thumb with a hammer and that wife of mine started laughing uncontrollably! It was ridiculous! I actually forgot about my pain for a few minutes and just watched her in unbelief as … [Read more...]

Back to the Basics: Improving Communication in Your Family (Part 3 of 4)

Continuing along the lines of basic rules that we have learned along the way, but may have neglected over time, let’s get right into Rule #3: Ask for help. I have learned that reluctance to ask for help is one of the biggest obstacles people must overcome in order to set up a counseling appointment. So many of us cling to this idea that we should be able to handle everything on our own, and if we can’t, we have failed somehow. We are embarrassed or even ashamed to seek assistance, especially … [Read more...]