How to Transform Strained Relationships

December 15, 2015
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

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Are you tired of arguing with your ex-spouse, your mother-in-law, your cousin, or another family member? Would you like to stop walking on eggshells around them, waiting for them to blindside you with yet another unexpected or urgent matter to deal with? What if you could have civil, productive conversations with them? What if you felt calm and assured of their heart-felt intentions? If that is your true desire, then this is a show you won't want to miss. Judy Graybill is going to get to the raw truth of common mistakes and describe little-known tactics that can bring jaw-dropping breakthroughs in almost any strained or contentious relationship, even if the other person seems unwilling to work on the problem with you. All by yourself you can start a healing process.

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Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D is an author, speaker, professional family mediator, Director of Colin Family Mediation Group, and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).

Having survived a nightmarish divorce, Dr. Colin actively supports divorce reform efforts, teaching people how to take a lot of the pain, financial cost, acrimony, and trauma out of divorce. She also loves learning and teaching about building healthy relationships and solving family problems long before anyone has a reason to consider divorce. She has been a foster parent, a married parent, a divorced single parent, and a remarried stepparent.

Formerly a research psychologist studying attachment and other aspects of human development, Dr. Colin has been providing family mediation services since 1999. She specializes in helping couples and ex-couples develop co-parenting plans and financial agreements that support their children’s security, self-confidence, and healthy development as well as their own adult well-being.

Dr. Colin has published two books, “Human Attachment" and "The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia: How to Do It Yourself.” She has also written a variety of articles published in journals and on the Internet.

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