Tag Archives: Matt W Sandford

Why Do Christians Beat up Their Own?

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC I don’t need to go into details supporting my claim that Christians beat up their own, do I? I don’t nee d to recall stories of those who have been shamed and cast out, fired, … Continue reading

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Perfectionism and Christmas: How NOT to Ruin the Holiday – for yourself and others

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Perfectionists can really love Christmas. And, perfectionists can really be extra frustrated at Christmas, meaning that those around them may struggle with more stress and frustrations and hurt feelings as well. “We really need to … Continue reading

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Lonely for the Holidays? Try Doing it Different

BY Matt W. Sandford, LMHC There are a lot of possible reasons why someone would be lonely for the holidays. And I suppose there are a lot of strategies for coping with it. But like in all situations, there are … Continue reading

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What to Do with Past Promiscuity?

BY Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Sometimes folks come to me and we are working on something and inevitably their past comes up. It could be about some kind of mistreatment or abuse or of some dysfunction in their past environment. … Continue reading

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The Five Do’s and Don’ts After a Relationship Ends

BY Matt W. Sandford, LMHC When a marriage or relationship is over there is of course a lot of heartache, upheaval, and a strong longing for normalcy. The longing to not be in pain and to have stability again can … Continue reading

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The 8 Worst and Best Ways to Handle Irate and Irrational People: Part 2

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Last time I wrote on the 8 unproductive ways people often respond to irate people, and how these approaches fall short. This time I want to offer my take on the 8 effective ways to … Continue reading

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The 8 Worst and Best Ways to Handle Irate and Irrational People: Part 1

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC People can get very upset and angry sometimes, can’t they? And some people, when they get upset, lash out at others. And some of those who attack or lash out, can get pretty irrational and … Continue reading

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Want to Be a FOO (family of origin) Fighter? 5 Benefits to Exploring Our Family Background

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Addressing Road Rage and Other Out of Proportion Reactions

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Recently I wrote about the five reasons for road rage, and by the end I acknowledged that some readers may have identified a few descriptions that hit close to home. And so I offered that … Continue reading

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What if You Are In Relationship With an Immature Person, What Then?

By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC Not long ago I wrote about how to spot an immature person, in order to help you to hone your abilities of discernment so you could reduce your chances of getting in deep with an … Continue reading

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