Don Olund

Resentment – Causes, Consequences, & Cures

As a relationship, communication specialist I spend a vast majority of my day working with couples and/or families who face challenges in sustaining healthy relationships.  They often seek my services to help them learn how to communicate, find respect, resolve conflicts, and form meaningful connections.  I enjoy working in this...

How To Fix Her Problem In 5 Easy Steps

If you are a guy, do yourself a favor, read and save this article.  In fact, you may want to send to some of your buddies.  If you are a wife or girlfriend, forward this to your man. Guys, we have this dilemma when it comes to helping the women...

How to Fix His Problem In 5 Easy Steps

Recently I wrote an article for men, “How to Fix Her Problem in 5 Easy Steps”.  The response was positive.  While it didn’t go viral, I think it got the point across to some guys.  It did not occur to me to write a follow-up article for women, because it...

Remember Your First Love?

February 14 is a red letter day for young and old alike.  For centuries in parts of Europe and in America, Valentines Day is a time when love is expressed in beautifully crafted cards.  And if the recipient is someone special, the card is often accompanied by a box of...

Lessons From My Grandson

  For many, 2012 was a mixed bag of good and bad.  I suppose life is this way in general.  Once we come to accept it, we are better equipped to deal with it.  Forest Gump’s mom got it right, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what...

How to Be Happy in the Holidays

Another holiday season is upon us and the “hustle and bustle” is more like a “mad” rush!  Thanksgiving Thursday is overshadowed  by Black Friday, enticing holiday shoppers from the dinner table to the waiting line in order to get the best bargains stores have to offer.   For some, the...

Forgiving From a Distance

Have you ever been hurt or betrayed by someone close to you, who did nothing to repair the offense?  I know I have.  It’s the worst kind of pain.  A double-whammy. First, it is the offense itself that hurts.  You say to yourself, “Wow, I didn’t expect that?” Then comes the...

After the Affair

My wife Marian and I just returned from what we like to call a “spoil me” vacation.  It’s one of those trips where we check in to a resort, (our favorite is the JW Marriott Camelback in Paradise Valley, Arizona) and have nothing on the agenda except rest, relaxation, fine...

Before the Affair

Last summer, my wife and I decided to have our kitchen remodeled.  It was a major project that began with demolition, a complete gut-out down to the studs, rewiring of electricity, new drywall, flooring, etc–all of which had to take place before the installation phase could start. To chronicle the...