Arguments Are Good

Studies show that people in healthy relationships argue rather than stuff their feelings. Even though honest communication can be uncomfortable and lead to temporary disharmony, letting loved ones know how we feel keeps things fresh and evolving. All relationship...

Communication Heals

Communicate Lovingly Even though nobody else is responsible for your happiness, we all do affect one another emotionally. When you’re negatively affected by someone’s behavior and you want them to know, don’t expect them to read your mind —...

Enlightened Communication

Developing good communication skills isn’t easy, but the payoff is worth it. You have to be willing to listen with an open heart without getting defensive. You also have to be courageous enough to speak your truth while remaining conscious enough to do it...

Different Shoes

Before you get upset about anything someone says or does, it’s a good idea to make sure you actually understand what’s going on. Jumping to conclusions about their motives rarely works. It’s better to ask them for clarification and listen with an...

Trouble in Relationships (Revised)

Difficulties in relationships don’t necessarily indicate there’s something wrong. All growth requires moving in and out of balance and harmony. In healthy couples, intimacy continues to deepen while autonomy expands. The key to keeping relationships...