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Commitment

Commitment

By rmagill

Commitment may seem restricting, but it is often the key to living a life of freedom and happiness.
11.03.21 07:00 PM - Comment(s)
Direct Communication Can Save A Relationship

Direct Communication Can Save A Relationship

By rmagill

Jack was irritated. His boss just didn't get it. He had way too much work to do, and his boss asked him to start yet another project. He didn't know how he would handle it. He was already working overtime, and Jill was starting to complain that he was never home.


He needed to not take on the new pro...
04.03.21 07:00 PM - Comment(s)
Moving Past the Fear of a Decision

Moving Past the Fear of a Decision

By rmagill

Jack was feeling stuck. He didn't like his work - what he actually did there. He didn't like  his boss. At all. And the feeling seemed mutual. And his coworkers? Well, Jack wouldn't spend time with them at all if he could choose not to. He needed a new job.

But is current job was paying the b...
16.02.21 12:34 PM - Comment(s)

Forgive - Repent - Restore

By rmagill

Restored relationship

Jack and Jill were at it again. Still arguing. Jill felt like she couldn't forgive Jack. Jack felt like Jill wanted him to completely change. And neither of them knew how to make their relationship better.

They needed to learn to forgive, repent, and focus on restoring their relationship.

Forgive

Forg...

29.01.21 03:00 AM - Comment(s)

Setting Goals in 2021

By rmagill

2020 was, well, 2020. And now it is 2021! It is a new year, and a fresh start in many ways.

But a fresh start doesn't always mean positive change. (Again, look at 2020). Having a plan goes a long way to making 2021 an excellent year!

In the following video, Cassandra Enck and I discuss how goal sett...

22.01.21 03:00 AM - Comment(s)

Warm Start Up

By rmagill

Think back to a really important or a really difficult conversation you had to have with someone. The conversations can really quickly go from calm to a train wreck. Out of nowhere, what sounds like criticisms some accusations start to fly and everyone starts to get angry, and defensive.

But difficul...

23.12.20 03:54 PM - Comment(s)

Fix Your Relationship by Focusing on Yourself

By rmagill

Jack was frustrated. He wasn't satisfied in his relationship. He felt boxed in by Jill, and that she kept wanting to change him. Jill said she felt the same way about him. He didn't want to change Jill, but he couldn't stand the relationship how it was. And he couldn't remember the last time he did ...

18.12.20 03:40 AM - Comment(s)

4 Horsemen of the Argument Apocalypse

By rmagill

Think back to the last conversation you had that didn't go well. You probably didn't start the conversation wanting it to turn into an argument, but it happened.

There's four things that will very quickly, absolutely destroy a conversation you're trying to have. Probably at least one, if not three o...

10.12.20 03:40 PM - Comment(s)

4 Parts of Effective Communication

By rmagill

We are never really taught how to communicate. Sure, we have to take English classes, writing classes, maybe public speaking at some point. But when is the last time "How to Talk to Someone 101" was offered? I don't think I ever saw that course offered. Anywhere.

But communication breakdown...

03.12.20 10:00 PM - Comment(s)

8 Ways to Improve a Struggling Relationship

By rmagill

Jack and Jill were at it again. Yet another pointless argument over absolutely nothing. And they were both furious with each other. They both missed the early days of their relationship and wanted their relationship to work. But it was so difficult to trust each other, let alone have a meaningful co...

25.11.20 10:40 PM - Comment(s)