Relationships: Love Is Never Enough

January 12, 2016
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

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To have a relationship be great, you need more than love. Both people need to feel loved. Bill Ferguson, author of “How to Heal a Painful Relationship,” believes that whenever you have a relationship that isn’t working, there is an underlying condition of resisting a truth, and that is what creates the problem. Resisting what is true leads to fear and tunnel vision that destroy your ability to see clearly and keep you from finding solutions. Often resisting a truth makes you act in a way that actually makes your situation worse. In relationships, it creates conflict and distance. Fortunately, this is a condition that can be removed. You can restore your ability to see clearly, decide what needs to be done, and do it.

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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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