Resentment grows when you always give-in. Save your relationship by taking care of yourself while staying considerate to your partner's needs. Here are 4 ways to get started.
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The silent treatment, the cold shoulder...the sofa banishment - though punishment can work in the short-term, it harms your relationship. Learn better ways to interact.
Building a new relationship: are you over-reacting or does your partner have a potential alcohol problem? How can you tell? What should you do?
Pent up anger and long held grudges can kill a relationship. Learn why we keep that anger and how to change for the better.
Find out how marriage therapy can save your relationship - even when your partner won't get involved.
Although nobody can guarantee a successful marriage, here are the attitudes you need as a couple to build a happy lifetime partnership.
With the ongoing financial crisis and loss of jobs and unemployment benefits, a marriage can be stressed to the breaking point. Here are 8 marriage-protecting tips to help you cope - and thrive - through hard financial times.
Experience and research identify seven factors that keep a relationship going. Cultivate these habits and stay with your partner forever.
Even the most "solid" couple can struggle when one partner, or both, contract any type of chronic ailment. Some might think that it is "not cancer" or "not life-threatening" and should therefore be "easy" to deal with.... but any time there is a change in the functioning of people in a relationship, that relationship faces stress.
Want a quick and easy way to improve your relationship? Try listening instead of talking for a change!!! To start with take this quick self test to assess your listening skills and areas of weakness, and then learn 14 simple listening skills to start using right away.
Sure, things aren’t great… but are they bad enough to warrant couples counseling? Probably better to err on the side of caution, but if you’re really not sure, take this quick and easy self test designed to diagnose a relationship in distress.
All couples have differences. When the partners come from different cultures the differences are more pronounced. Learn about the 4 styles of intercultural relationships and about how to cope with (and celebrate!) differences.
There are 4 styles of relationships in a marriage. None are all good or all bad - the trick is in finding a balance! Learn about the 4 different styles and about how you can incorporate all into your romantic relationship.
Passive aggressive behavior is increasingly common in the mainstream and allows folks to be hurtful while also avoiding direct conflict. Holding others accountable for what they say and do allows us to reduce misunderstandings and attain more effective communication and relations.
Is it worth the time and effort to go see a counselor for relationship issues - even without the other part of the relationship in attendance? Learn what you can do when your relationship is in trouble.
When might a couple benefit from couples counseling? Anytime! But if that's too vague, here are some indicators that a couple might use to gauge their potential need for couples counseling.
What do we do when our needs for intimacy are different? One person needs more cuddling. The other wants more sex. One person wants more talking time. The other wants more kisses.