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Can I Have Good Boundaries And Be Compassionate?

By Leslie Vernick | February 20, 2019 |

Morning friends, Hope you can join me this Thursday (February 21) for my free webinar on 4 Lies That Keep You Feeling Stuck, Miserable and Afraid…..And, What You Can Do To Stop Them.  You must register to attend, either at Noon ET or 7:30 ET. I will also be addressing other lies with some FB LIVE teaching throughout this week…

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How Do I Live With A Narcissist?

By Leslie Vernick | November 8, 2017 |

Morning friends, Wow, we had a pretty lively dialogue with Counselor Tim last week and I’m trusting he has seen and learned some things about himself from listening to all of you. But I’m also wondering if you have seen and learned some things about yourselves as a result of your interaction with him? Tim was a total stranger to…

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A Counselor Has Some Questions

By Leslie Vernick | November 1, 2017 |

Morning friend, I thought I would do something a little different this week. I get a lot of e-mails, much of it I can’t personally respond to and so I use this forum to answer questions from mostly women in destructive marriages. But this week I want to answer several questions from a counselor who has some concerns that I…

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I’m Sinking. How Do I Get Stronger?

By Leslie Vernick | August 2, 2017 |

Morning friend, I am exhausted but loved taking our three granddaughters for five days to San Diego for vacation. We went to Legoland and the beach and took long walks with the dog. (If you want to see a crazy video of me on a ride with my granddaughter, click here). We talked and colored and collected seashells. Sometimes we…

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How Do We Make Repairs If He Doesn’t See Anything Wrong

By Leslie Vernick | April 19, 2017 |

Morning friends, Thank you for sending me examples of the lie’s that you’ve been told that have kept you stuck, afraid and feeling hopeless in your destructive marriage. I am going to do a Facebook live this Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM ET to discuss Three Things that Christian Women are Regularly told to do that DO NOT WORK…

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I’ve Lost Myself In My Marriage

By Leslie Vernick | April 5, 2017 |

Morning friends, I just returned from a whirlwind weekend back in my old neighborhood in Pennsylvania where we held a shower and celebrated the upcoming marriage of the son of my dear friend. It was good to be back. It was wonderful to see our friends again but it was also a confirmation that Pennsylvania is no longer our home.…

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Moving Beyond The Blame Game

By Leslie Vernick | March 29, 2017 |

Morning friends, I wish I could meet all of you. You bless my heart the way you encourage, strengthen, exhort and support one another. It’s truly amazing. I’m reminded too, that Satan wants us to believe his lies. Lie number one is that we don’t matter, that our life is not significant, and that we are unloved and unlovable. The…

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Is It Possible That Spouses Who Manipulate Are Unaware They Are Being Manipulative ?

By Leslie Vernick | September 21, 2016 |

Morning friends, One of the things that sets this blog apart from some other blogs that I read is that I welcome people to share different points of view. I think healthy dialogue, including a variety of thoughts and perspectives, can sharpen us all. Two elements that make up destructive relationships are isolation and control. Therefore, I do not think…

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How Do I Stay Healthy In An Abusive Marriage

By Leslie Vernick | August 3, 2016 |

Morning friends, Today’s question is related to that process. A woman asks: Today’s Question: How do I stay healthy in an abusive marriage when no one will speak into my husband’s life? Answer: This is an important question and I want you to listen very carefully. First, it is very difficult to stay healthy in a destructive marriage if you…

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