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Power Struggle

Why We Get Caught In Power Struggles, And How To Let Them Go

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

The good news is that we can break out of habitual patterns--we can choose who and how we want to be in each moment, what part of ourselves we want to strengthen, and ultimately, what kind of life experience we want to create.

Can We Run From Reality? Ha!

Beth Green | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Beth Green

Do you ever want to escape reality? Well I do, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one. Every time I read the news, my stomach falls out, and when I look at my bank account, I don't feel any better. Should I give into the desire to run?

Overcoming Power Strugles in Relationships

James Redfield | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
James Redfield

In many ways, all human relationships have the same problem. Whether we are talking about a casual conversation or a more committed relationship, two ...

How To Overcome The Power Struggle With Your Kids

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Live | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents

Being a parent is a wonderful experience, but it can be a roller coaster of stress. We highlight how moms and dads can grab the reins in power struggl...

Once You're in a Relationship, How Do You Keep Love Alive? (VIDEO)

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-01-24-matthewdempseykeepinglovealivesmall.jpgRelationships can feel incredible at the start and quickly turn heated or bland at best. All we want is to just reclaim the love we once felt, but something that seems so simple can feel like moving mountains.

How to Stay in Your Lane During the Planning Process

Summer McLane | Posted 11.11.2014 | Weddings
Summer McLane

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that their aunt or mom's best friend 'did' weddings, I'd be able to retire. People attend weddings and don't realize how much work actually goes into making them successful.

Do You Demand or Do You Request?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When a person goes into resistance, they lose their caring. Sometimes the resistance is in response to your attempts to control, but sometimes it has nothing to do with you. Many people bring their resistance from childhood into the relationship and feel controlled by any request.

Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Daily battles over ordinary tasks like getting shoes on can wear down even the most patient parent.

What Couples Really Want When They Argue

Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

What do you really want when you argue with the person you're in a relationship with? For the other person to relinquish power, a new study out of Bay...

A House Divided

Walker Bragman | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman


The Post-Colonial Presidency: Our Man Obama

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Andrew Lam

As a refugee from Vietnam, a country colonized by the French and then fought over by the Americans and the Soviet Union, I see the Obama presidency as spelling the end of a 500-year-old colonial curse.

Janell Ross

Spanish-Language Congressional Debate In Texas Race Highlights Politics of Population Change | Janell Ross | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

In the race to represent Texas’s 23rd Congressional District, an area that stretches about 550 miles from San Antonio to El Paso, Republican incumbe...

5 Horrible Things I Regret Doing To My Ex

Pauline Gaines | Posted 10.14.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I'm glad I can admit that my ex's lousy behavior didn't excuse my own. I'm glad I can admit that I made some really stupid choices, so I don't have to make them again.

Nouri al-Maliki Is Becoming A New Saddam, Iraqi VP Says

Foreign Policy | URI FRIEDMAN | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

Shortly before a wave of 15 bombings ripped through Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing more than 60 people, Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi wa...

PHOTOS: Celebrity Photographer Takes On Pepper-Spraying Cop

Posted 12.14.2011 | Arts

Tyler Shields is a photographer who has been allowed a fair amount of space to experiment with the medium. He slapped meat across Mischa Barton's face...

The Toughest Thing To Relinquish After A Split

Vicki Larson | Posted 07.05.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

The decision to divorce wasn't an easy one, but unless there's abuse or some other horrific situation it really shouldn't be, especially if you have k...

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

'Power Struggle': Key Highlights | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are nine highlights from 'Power Struggle,' HuffPost's profile of the battle within the Democratic Party between the Congressional Progressive Cau...

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...