Category Archives for Women’s Issues

Styles of Power in Relationships

What are the strategies men and women use to influence each other?  The classic study done by Toni Falbo & Anne Peplau (1980) addresses this question when they asked 50 lesbians, 50 gay men, 50 heterosexual women, and 50 heterosexual men to describe, “How I get my partner to do what I want.”   These […]

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Power in Communication

Conversations are influenced by the balance of power between the two people engaging in them.  Women tend not to speak to men in the same implicit strength they use toward other women.  As a rule, women allow men to interrupt them more often than they interrupt men in return.  Interestingly, those who get interrupted are […]

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Men, Women & Power in Relationships

Most of us like the notion of equal partnerships, but we may be influenced more than we know by the broad cultural patterns surrounding us in daily life.  This means:  “there is an imbalance of power, with one person making more decisions, controlling more of the joint activities and resources, winning more arguments and, in […]

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How Work-Related Issues Can Impact Family Systems

Although most couples are not always aware, but work-related behaviors influence family dynamics and vice versa.  The fact that work is a significant factor in personal happiness, has long been recognized by researchers and clinicians. Examples of Work-Related Issues Affecting Families: *  Unemployment *  Supervisor-Employee Stress *  Dual Careers *  Children Home Alone *  Re-locations […]

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Confidence Woman

Women and Their Success I work with many young women who wonder about their future position in leadership. They worry their chances are slim when competing with men for those roles. The truth is, for the past three decades, more women than men have graduated from college, but the academic dominance has not brought up […]

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