Email is a powerful medium that is subject to important limitations. People make the common mistakes associated with using it and actually abuse their relationships with friends, family and significant others.
When couples don't properly communicate, the result can be an unnecessary breakup. Learn how to stop things in their tracks before a communication breakdown goes too far.
In the previous blog, I wrote about the serial communication buster, wife number one of the man with two wives. Now it’s time to meet wife number two, Monica, who's also had a trying day at work. Her normal pumpkin sized patience has also withered down to the size of a pea. As she nears her front door, she hears a guitar playing. The first thing Monica does is STOP. She knows she’s feeling triggered and ready to fire. So she just STOPS and holds her tongue.
Despite the fact that most couples blame their divorce on financial wrongdoings, there are many factors that cause a divorce that don't involve a dollar.
(Today's article is about a tiny travel detour we experienced. This could have turned into a dissertation about the detour as a metaphor for life. Lucky for you, it's a bit lighter than that!) We were on our way home from the Poconos yesterday. This being the July 4th weekend, the traffic was worse than usual. I, for one, would rather drive a few miles out of the way and keep moving than sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. So we took a left and found ourselves in beautiful rolling hills and farmland in northwestern New Jersey. And
Learn how to create an environment where you and your partner can be honest. When lies happen, learn how to talk about them, ask about the truth, and move on.
No, it's not a typo. It's the truth. Kids don't listen because we've trained them not to. Keep reading and you'll see that we parents have created the monster (and there's still time to tame it). See if any of the following examples sound familiar.
While we're of the same species, men and women communicate very differently. Men tend to use language to make a specific point or convey specific information, while women tend to use language to bond to and feel a connection with their partner.
Do you know your partner's communication style? Many say yes, but most couples argue because they are not listening to how their partner is expressing him or herself because all they hear is the content and not the process of what they are feeling. Interpersonal communication is just as much about body language as well as verbal language. As you and your partner exchange in conversation, what do you notice? Many relationships have fallen apart because one of you misinterprets the communication from the other.
You’ve asked politely. You hinted. You argued. You begged. When it comes to doing dishes, cleaning and laundry, you want your partner to share the load and your he either habitually forgets or refuses. Nothing seems to work to get your partner to take responsibility for a portion of the housework and so you do something you never thought you’d do...you reward him with sex.
Faking orgasms has unfortunately become a typical aspect of many relationships. However, if a partner finds out it can cause more problems than what you may have been trying to prevent. Read on to see what our expert says about stopping the faking and creating a healthier relationship.
May 3 is National Lumpy Rug Day which is basically means it' time to do some spring cleaning and get rid of a lot of your junk. Literally, the lumps in the rug usually come from the furniture that has been sitting around in the same place for ages but in close relationships, those lumps come from sweeping things under the rug.
Welcome back to 7 Secrets To Mastering Communication! SECRET #6 - COLLABORATE “The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.” ~Thomas Stallkamp Change. Do you thrive on it or relish the status quo?