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Monday, January 26, 2009

You Might Be Controlling If…

Not so long I ago, I espoused the virtues of letting go. Well, some asked how you determine if you're in control or being controlling. I love Jeff Foxworthy's comedy routine, "You Might be a Redneck If", so in honor of that, here are a few hints that you've passed control and have become controlling. First, if you've voiced your concerns and not allowed ample time for a change in behavior to occur-you might be controlling (no, one hour is not long enough). If your blood pressure becomes elevated when you see one item out of place, you might be controlling. If your family leaves or hides every time you walk into a room, you might be controlling. If the dog refuses to go on walks with you, you might be controlling. Seriously, if your behaviors or habits are causing you and those around you more grief, frustration and aggravation than pleasure, it's time to reevaluate and make changes. After all it's funny on stage in a comedy routine, but not so funny if you have to live it every day.

Dr. D. Clutter™

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