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Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Don’t Fall Into The Entitlement Trap'
"Abstract:  Those who have inflated self-esteem causes damage to the well-being of their partnership. A sense of entitlement, and a feeling that you are too good for your partner can lead to sorrow and even divorce if not put in check. Some…"
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Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Who Comes First, Your Partner or Your Kids?'
"Abstract: There is a lot of controversy about who enjoys the number one spot for time and attention in the family. In many families the children are put so far above the romantic partnership that the marriage suffers. The invitation is offered to be…"
Sunday
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'The Consequence of Withholding'
"Abstract: Withholding can be dangerous. Those who are conflict avoidant run a high risk of getting into trouble with the mounting incompletions that have not been addressed. Sometimes is wonderful to be wrong about our beliefs. The belief that it is…"
Apr 5
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The Consequence of Withholding

As a little girl, Dulce witnessed and felt the pain caused by anger, and she adopted a strategy of compliance to protect herself from strong emotions. She had negative experiences in her past from when she revealed her feelings and needs. She was shamed and blamed for expressing herself. When she attempted to be…See More
Apr 5
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Keep Your Relationship Fresh and Passionate'
"Abstract: Many believe that-long term relationships eventually become boring. Possessed by this expectation, it’s not surprising that many couples can begin a downward trajectory that all too often ends in a break-up or staying in an…"
Mar 31
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Mar 31
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'It’s a Challenge to Love Well'
"Abstract: The art of learning to love well is one of the most demanding challenges that we ever take on in our lives. Deep relatedness brings out the worst as well as the best in us. In working consciously with these tendencies and we find ourselves…"
Mar 31
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'The Power of A Light Touch'
"Abstract: Love is like a butterfly, when pursued is always beyond our grasp. But if we sit down quietly, it may alight upon us. Taking our attention off of the object of our desires, not pursuing them to bring love to us, can set a context for love…"
Mar 31
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Judgments Aren’t the Problem; Attachments Are'
"Abstract: We have to make certain judgment calls every day. We make judgments in our relationships too, but we sometimes forget that they are personal, temporary evaluations, instead viewing them as objectively, permanently true. Being judgmental in…"
Mar 21
Linda Bloom posted an Article

Judgments Aren’t the Problem; Attachments Are

 Conscious living requires us to make assessments. We assess risk level, cost benefits, and appropriateness of behaviors in specific situations. We have to make certain judgment calls every day. We make judgments in our relationships too, but we sometimes forget that they are personal, temporary evaluations, instead…See More
Mar 21
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Givers and Takers'
"Abstract: The “rule of reciprocation” is the universal tendency to repay when given a gift, whether it has come in the form of a material object or an act of generosity. There is a profound difference between control and influence, and…"
Mar 14
Linda Bloom posted an Article

Givers and Takers

A Story of Heaven and Hell                                       Heaven and hell are set up the same way. In each place people sit at large rectangular banquet tables. The tables are beautifully set and have every imaginable delicacy. All the diners in both settings have large wooden paddles strapped to their hands which…See More
Mar 14
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Judgments Aren't the Problem; Attachments'
"Abstract: We have to make certain judgment calls every day. We make judgments in our relationships too, but we sometimes forget that they are personal, temporary evaluations, instead viewing them as objectively, permanently true. Being judgmental in…"
Mar 11
Linda Bloom posted Article
Mar 11
Linda Bloom commented on Linda Bloom's blog post 'Givers and Takers'
"Abstract: The “rule of reciprocation” is the universal tendency to repay when given a gift, whether it has come in the form of a material object or an act of generosity. There is a profound difference between control and influence, and…"
Mar 11

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Linda Bloom L.C.S.W. has served as psychotherapist and seminar leader practicing relationship counseling almost forty years. She is a regular presenter at Esalen Institute, Kirpalu, and Multiversity. She has spoken at several conferences sponsored by the International Transpersonal Association, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and The Northern California Mindfulness Institute. She is coauthor, with Charlie Bloom, of 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth from Real Couples about Lasting Love, and Happily Ever After… and 39 Other Myths about Love. Visit her website at www.bloomwork.com.
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Linda Bloom's Articles

Don’t Fall Into The Entitlement Trap

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 1:00pm 1 Comment



Rosie and Wes married when they were both very young. Rosie had been a “Daddy’s girl,” always doted on and indulged by a father who treated her as if she could do no wrong. Wes adored her and did everything he could to try to make her happy. Unfortunately, Rosie was…

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Who Comes First, Your Partner or Your Kids?

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

We don’t serve the needs of our children when we neglect our relationship to attend to them. It can sometimes feel as if there is a competition for attention between our partner and our kids. When we realize that the well-being of…

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The Consequence of Withholding

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

As a little girl, Dulce witnessed and felt the pain caused by anger, and she adopted a strategy of compliance to protect herself from strong emotions. She had negative experiences in her past from when she revealed her feelings and needs. She was shamed and blamed for expressing herself. When she…

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Keep Your Relationship Fresh and Passionate

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Many believe that-long term relationships eventually become boring. This myth can be hazardous to your relationship because it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. That can lead to a belief that when there are moments of diminished feelings of attraction, desire, or sexual excitement (all of which…

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