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Relationships: Role Playing In Your Relationships
Talking about your role in the relationship will prevent fighting.
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How Our Relationship Roles Shape The Way We Communicate

Have you ever experienced that awkward and uncomfortable moment in your relationship when either of you has clearly said the wrong thing? No one really wants to mention it, but both of you soon realize it was due to some unfamiliar role that invaded your space. Maybe one of you has either flipped on the "mother" role or "homeboy" role and it was quite disturbing. You've got to play your role!

4 Game Changers for a Happier Marriage
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4 Game Changers for a Happier Marriage

This year’s NCAA basketball tournament is nearing its exciting finish. If you’ve been following your favorite team to see who’s best at college basketball and hoping your bracket picks survive and win, you’ve probably been watching a lot of hoops. You’ve probably noticed something about these adrenaline-rush games...

Getting To Yes
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Getting To Yes

The average person pays more attention to what she’s saying or thinking about than what she is hearing, or how her words are “landing” on the other person. This self-involvement gets worse during an argument. You can become a much more effective communicator by using “attentive speaking” a simple and highly effective technique that will help you pay attention to how well you’re communicating, whether it’s with your partner, your children, or extended family, or co-workers.

On the Rocks? Reasons to Consider Couple's Counseling
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On the Rocks? Reasons to Consider Couple's Counseling

Many couples are reluctant to go to therapy, but admitting there is a problem is the first step to accepting and overcoming that problem. Couple's therapy can be beneficial, whether your relationship is on the rocks or just beginning to experience some tough times. Here are five reasons why you should consider going to couple's therapy: It Encourages Communication

Clues That You May Be Ready to Separate from Your Spouse
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Clues That You May Be Ready to Separate from Your Spouse

Making the decision to separate from your spouse can be a difficult one. You don't want to leave a relationship that can still be salvaged, and yet at the same time, you don't want to spend months or years of your life in a relationship that has reached its end. What are some of the signs that your marriage is well and truly over and that there is no hope for reconciliation? You Don't Like Each Other Any More

 Date Nights Improve Communication and Sexual Satisfaction
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Date Nights Improve Communication and Sexual Satisfaction

As Valentine’s Day approaches couples around the world began thinking more about setting up the perfect romantic date.  Flowers, chocolates, Jewelry, dinner, theatre, or a bed and breakfast all are traditional ingredients of great dates.  Others prefer much more simple and low key options like taking a hike together or sharing a cup of coffee.  What really matters is not the activities or the amount of money spent but the quality of the time spent together.  Do you enjoy one another’s company?  Do you listen deeply to one another?  Do you show up

Parenting Styles: Why Being A Helicopter Parent Is Not Effective
Are you going to ride the bike for him, too?
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The Dangers Of Being A Helicopter Parent: Why You Should Back Off

There are a lot of decisions to be made when you become a parent. You have to pick a name for your child, pick their daily wardrobe and most importantly, pick your parenting style. In this article, Dr. Lisa Kaplin discusses helicopter parenting and why it's actually not an effective way to raise productive and capable adults. Are you guilty of hovering over your kid?

Are You And Your Spouse Speaking The Same Love Language?
Is your husband showering you with enough attention?
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Are You And Your Partner Speaking The Same Love Language?

Do you shower your spouse with affection and they just don't appreciate it? If so, you and your partner may not be speaking the same love language. Read on as relationship expert Gina Senarighi discusses the five love languages, what they mean and how you and your partner can get on the same love page.

Change Yourself, Change Your Partner: Which One Works?
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Change Yourself, Change Your Partner: Which One Works?

What makes for a happy, fulfilled relationship? While this is a complex question that doesn’t lend itself to a quick answer, there are aspects of successful and lasting relationships that have been studied by experts and many approaches to pick from.  The good news is that if you are in a relatively happy relationship, there are some simple things you can do – positive behaviors – that can make your relationship better.