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Why Do My Partner and I Fight?

If you find yourself in escalating conflicts with your spouse, the cause may surprise you. Often we see a cause and effect relationship between our spouse’s behavior and our reaction. But the cause of your distress may actually have more to do with your perception, specifically, your perception that your…


Emotions – What Are They Good For?

Emotions can sneak up on us, often with an impulse to act. Some of us avoid them at all costs. Some of us react to them immediately. Some of us make truly important life decisions based on them. Some think they just get in the way. But negative emotions are…


Top Ten Mood Boosters

We all get stuck in a funk at times. Here are some ideas for how to get yourself out from under that dark cloud of bad humor when it comes calling. 1. Sit in the sunshine. It’s no secret that weather can affect our mood, and sunshine usually puts us…


Conflict is not a Dirty Word

Conflict does not have to create distance between you and your spouse. In fact, conflict can be the very thing that creates moments of connection and intimacy if it’s done right. Communicating about your disagreements, hurts, needs, and desires is a natural part of any relationship. But how you do…




Anatomy of an Apology

If you’re human, you’ve probably found yourself needing to apologize to someone at some point. Apologies are a bedrock of healthy human interactions. But in spite of the most sincere intentions, our sorry sometimes proves inadequate. If your apologies tend to fall short, it could be that you’re only focusing…



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