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Effective Communication: Skills Every Couple Should Know
Communicating effectively will make for a long-lasting relationship.
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6 Steps To Healthier Communication In Your Relationship

The number one problem in relationships just happens to be the most important skill: healthy communication. They couples who make it through life's challenges do it by respecting one another. Learning to talk effectively with your partner in the worst of circumstances will ensure you both are in it for the long haul.

How Well Do You Argue?
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How Well Do You Argue?

How well do you argue? I spent most of my life in the dark about how to stand up for my rights without alienating my partner. As a people pleaser, I’d let things slide for a while before addressing them – and then I’d be so upset, I’d implode. Or, I’d stand up for myself in a way that made my partner run for the hills. Sound familiar?

Marriage Therapist: 3 Steps To Argue Better
Does fighting with your spouse bring you back to your childhood?
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Argue Smarter, Better With These 3 Tips

Traditional marriage therapist advice can help you communicate better and more clearly. But it's hard to do that if you don't know WHY you're arguing. Learn why some of your triggers may be as old as you are — and how to overcome the barriers to honest talk.

7 Ways To Have A Fight Fair
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7 Ways To Have A Fight Fair

One of the questions we are often asked is, "Can arguing be healthy for a marriage?" The simple answer is, "Yes!" When a husband and wife argue, they are engaging in a perfectly normal and expected part of what it means to be married. In fact, disagreement between two people in love is actually healthy for their relationship. The question that couples should be asking is, "How do we argue effectively and fairly?"

When Trust Dies
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When Trust Dies

How many times have you heard the words, "If you love me you will trust me" or "Why don't you just trust me?" I don't know how those words feel in your gut but they always fill me with even more distrust than I was originally feeling. Of course any admonitions that you "should" feel trust are designed to circumvent your internal warning system. Whether that is accomplished with assurances or threats or attempts to shame you doesn't really matter. The end result is the same.

Setting Boundaries With Teasing & Bullying (EXPERT)
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Setting Boundaries With Teasing & Bullying (EXPERT)

Setting boundaries in relationships can be difficult for adults.Understanding what teasing is fun and which is hurtful is hard for everyone. It is even more difficult for children to comphrend. One of the main goals of a child is to fit in and be well liked by their peers. Sometimes a message the child is receiving can have a barbed edge or be a subtle put-down by what your child believes is a friend. What is Teasing

4 Tips To Make The Most Of An 'Aha' Moment [EXPERT]
Oprah Winfrey coined the term "aha moment" on her ABC daytime talk show.
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4 Tips To Make The Most Of An 'Aha' Moment

We've all had aha moments ... that sudden thrill of something you hadn't understood before, the glimpse of a possibility, that moment when you finally "get it." Merriam-Webster recently added the term to its famous dictionary, and defines it as: a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension. Here are four things you should do with an aha moment: