Communication

Podcast Interview: The Mindset You Must Change if You Want a Great Marriage
I know what you’re probably not thinking: I really want to listen to Matt blather on about conflict in relationships!…
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What to Do When Your Wife Doesn’t Respect You
Oh no. You feel disrespected by your wife. This is definitely bad for your marriage and a poor example for…
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Would You Leave Your Spouse Over Dirty Dishes?: A Lesson on Conflict Management
We pulled into our parking space in Florida’s version of the “happiest place on earth,” and all of my insides…
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How to Comfort (and Not Comfort) Someone Going Through a Divorce
Only two kinds of people could help me feel better during my first year of coping with, adjusting to, and…
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3 Secrets for Getting Your Spouse or Romantic Partner to Do What You Want
Imagine a famous influencer—say, Oprah Winfrey—criticizing her audience and demanding that they do something she wanted them to do without…
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The Mistake Smart People Make That Causes Divorce and Other Miserable Things
How well do you know your spouse or romantic partner? Your parents? Siblings? Best friends? If you were to take…
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She Divorced Me Because I Tried to Fix Her Problems
In nine years of marriage, it’s safe to assume my ex-wife and I ate dinner together between 2,500 and 3,000…
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To Find What’s Missing, Look in the Gaps
There’s what we believe. And then there’s whatever is absolutely 100-percent true and real. In the gap between our beliefs…
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Pain is History’s Most Effective Influencer of Human Behavior
I don’t know how many times I had to be burned by the hot steam that escapes a simmering pot…
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The Moments When Men Lose Their Wives
Our relationships work like a weight scale. Like a math equation. With every person we know, there’s a ledger. There…
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