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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

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Finding Safe Passage to Emotional Connection

What are we looking for in our most important relationships? It’s that feeling of a safe, dependable, steady connection with another person. It helps us stay on an even keel despite whatever is going on around us. What we’re looking

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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.

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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.

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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

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10 Healthy Ways Partners Fight Fair

10 Warnings Signs that Arguing is Hurting Your Relationship and What to Do About It As we grow up, each of us learns that there are many ways to approach an argument. We can fight — persist, badger and raise

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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,

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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

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My Wife Said She Wants a Divorce – Help Us Heal Our Relationship

You’re home one afternoon with your wife, and she’s unusually quiet. She suddenly sits across from you, straightens up and says, “I need to tell you something. This isn’t working for me – the way things have been. I’m giving

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Road Maps for Harmony and Loving Relationships – Tools from the Experts

Why do our best efforts to talk to each other seem to backfire sometimes? One reason is human nature – our brains are quick to judge to explain what we see (“My partner is stubborn”) rather than discuss to discover

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