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When Your Partner Is a Blamer: 7 Tips to Stop the Blame Game
Why do people point fingers when they try to solve their relationship problems? This is how to turn your partnership around. What usually happens when couples fight? It’s tempting to think, “It’s my partner’s fault.” Finding fault may seem normal and natural. We do it without knowing it. But there’sRead More
How to Stop Constant Arguing In Your Relationship
Every relationship goes through rough patches. Maybe you’ve begun to question whether staying together can make up for the fighting. For some couples, the arguments end, and life returns to normal. But when you constantly feel hurt, ignored or rejected, it is natural to wonder whether there is something fundamentally wrong with your relationship. TheRead More
What’s Below the Surface of Arguments with Your Partner?
I work with many couples who are upset that they fight all the time. They wonder why they can’t solve problems like disagreements about cleaning up the dishes, or how to parent their kids, or whether one works too much. They think that if they solve that content issue, they’llRead More
How Couples Can Stop Fighting and Grow Closer
Partners can stop fighting so much, and turn conflict into safety with a new focus on emotions Often, when counseling begins with a couple experiencing a lot of conflict, they notice after a few weeks that they are arguing less. As couples stop fighting so much and find a littleRead More
Could Depression be Wreaking Havoc with Your Relationship?
Sometimes the greatest stress in a marriage or partnership isn’t about poor communication or a loss of love and affection. The hidden issue for many couples is depression. This condition often plagues couples who come to therapy confused and distressed about changes in their relationship that they don’t understand. NeitherRead More
5 Love-Saving Tips When Arguing With Your Partner
Conflict between couples is like a wild rose. Handled one way, it can cause pain and injury — handled another, something beautiful and tender may unfold. When an important issue raises your different views on any matter — money, parenting, sex, work, life — it is natural to feel angry,Read More
A Science-Based Secret to Resolving Differences with Your Partner
He works long hours; she wants him home for dinner as a family. He likes their place tidy; she forgets to put things away. She wants to hear what he’s thinking; he’s mum. Couples can fight about almost anything. What matters to their overall happiness is how they learn toRead More
My Wife Said She Wants a Divorce – How Can I Change Her Mind?
My wife wants a divorce. Help – what do I do? One afternoon she suddenly sat across from me, straightened up and said, “I need to tell you something. This isn’t working for me – the way things have been. I’m giving up trying to make it better, and IRead More