Making Amends

How hard should one try to make up after an argument or disagreement? What might be helpful is allowing for time to heal the wound.

The Zebra

Do you ever find yourself with that sinking feeling when you have to address a topic for the 17th time with your partner?

Focus on the Home Team

Couples can actually learn a few valuable tricks from their favorite teams. According to marriage researcher, John Gottman, PhD., happy couples have a few things in common: They have friendship and admiration, they have each other’s back, they handle conflict well, and they have a sense of “we-ness”. With these characteristics, they form a pretty strong team that can handle life’s toughest challenges.

Fighting Fair

All healthy relationships encounter conflict. Learning to deal with conflict in a healthy way is paramount to keeping relationships strong. 

For The Moments When Life Disappoints

Life is definitely not fair. This is a well-known fact. You probably heard an adult tell you this when you were a kid. Things very often do not turn out the way we planned or hoped. Often times, we must develop an alternate plan or goals for ourselves.

A Lesson In The Art Of Apologizing

Apologizing effectively in relationships is an art form. When we apologize poorly, it can create barriers that keep us from making repairs.

A Lesson In The Art Of Complaining

One common complaint is when an issue comes up, and the complaining becomes about all the other mistakes and hurts that you have caused.

Healthy Relationships with Dating Apps

Healthy Relationships with Dating Apps

Can true love be found through online dating?  Yes No Maybe  All of the above—This is the answer   For some, online dating and dating apps will be a part of your love story (it’s part of mine). For others, this dating world may be full of cringe-worthy stories (I have … Read More