What Every Couple Needs To Learn
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What Every Couple Needs To Learn

Know the difference between Wants & Expectations!  This topic alone will likely be the subject of an entire Newsletter in the future. Simply put however, partners will often make the mistake of expecting something they want and then faulting the other for not giving it to them. To expect means to assume or count on whereas to want is to desire or crave.

Why To Discipline But Never Punish Your Kids
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Why To Discipline But Never Punish Your Kids

Suppose your child has left Legos all over the living room again!  Can you picture the chaos? Can you feel yourself become frustrated immediately?  Are your shoulders  instantly stiffening just thinking about the scene and the consequences?  And this was just pretend.  What happens when you are right in the midst of inappropriate behavior? Ponder What Discipline Really Means

2 Tips For Fighting Fair In Intimate Relationships [EXPERT]
Keeping your cool can go a long way.
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2 Tips For Fighting Fair In Intimate Relationships

When your significant other does or says something that upsets you — depending on the size of the affront and the depth of your reaction — you might shut down and stop listening, especially if your partner's tone conveys judgment or derision. You may withdraw for a period of time or retaliate with criticism of your own. Either behavior results in a negative circle of energy and delays understanding and healing.

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Stop Arguing! 5 Tips For Happier, Healthier Conversations

You know those moments when you’re having the same argument with someone over and over? Verbal Groundhog Day, in other words. The conversation almost always plays out the same way: it devolves to the point that you're not even sure what you were originally arguing about, leading both of you to feel frustrated and upset. The good news is it doesn't have to be that way. These five tips that will help you enhance communication with the important people in your life.