Have you seen the movie This is 40? You won’t find any kind of sage marital advice or existential profundity – but you will find yourself hopefully able to laugh hysterically about the absurd situations every married couple has found itself in, at one time or another. Check out the fight scene from the movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NN-XC4_TAE
Relationship coach Elizabeth Stone explains the 6 fights that are not worth fighting. Are you guilty? If so, consider reevaluating your motives and the real reason you're arguing.
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.
Fighting fairly can be difficult for certain individuals, but keeping a level head and knowing your limits can help foster a healthy relationship. Relationship Expert Elizabeth Stone gives helpful tips on how to argue appropriately.
Remember that time your partner spilled wine all over your white sofa, and you thought, for sure, you were going to smother him in his sleep after an argument about it? Well, stop it, because according to a new study, you're killing yourself.
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?
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.
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?"
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.
Renowned lesbian matchmaker and relationship coach, Dr. Frankie Bashan of Little Gay Book, will discuss four behaviors we should all be aware of and do our best to manage. Dr. Frankie is a clinical psychologist and relationship coach with a decade of experience helping people just like you overcome challenges of all kinds. Based on Dr.
In political chambers throughout the country, including in our national Capitol, political leaders give annual addresses to talk about how we are doing and what challenges we need to face in the year ahead. Thinking about the highlights offered in the State of the Union tonight, there are similar categories that you could use to evaluate your union. How would you rate your marriage, domes
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
When a couple comes in for therapy, I need to remember that they have been doing other things with their lives and passions, not mastering intimacy-building techniques. Usually, they are beginners and the best thing we can do in our sessions is slow down ...
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: