We live in the era of non-stop and instant communication. However, we may also be living in the era of ineffective communication. This spells big trouble in many areas of our lives. From career to family and beyond, how we communicate is essential. It’s particularly essential when it comes to your relationship as a couple.
We all know and have used the common refrain: “It’s one thing after another.” But what about those times when it’s the same thing, over and over? The arguments we have with those closest to us can have a Groundhog Day feel to them. A few variations exist but, basically, it’s the same thing. If […]
Have you and your partner been struggling with conflict? Do you find yourselves ending discussions in arguments instead of agreements? Chronic conflict wears down and eventually ruins any relationship. However, there are ways that couples can get back on track with healthy communication. Here are a few suggestions. 1. Press the Pause Button Couples slip […]
The “traditional” family is now only one of a variety of family structures that includes single parent families, two career families, biracial families, blended families with part-time and full-time stepchildren, homosexual couples, grandparents as parents, and households with parents of different religions or cultures. While family composition has been redefined, the basic needs of human […]