Why Relationship Arguments Can Actually Be Good Things (Video)
Conflict or disharmony was something I went out of my way to avoid when I was married. The idea I was blind to, was how critical the Repair process is in a relationship. When we don't actively engage in Repair, trust and intimacy are never restored as fully as they were before. Arguments, or disagreements, or even emotionally uncomfortable conflict can actually be really good for your relationship. It's about mindset, awareness, and relational skill building.
Do You Really Know Your Spouse or Relationship Partner? (Video)
In today's video, we're discussing the idea of knowing your spouse or relationship partners.
‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ is Trash Relationship Advice (Video)
"Don't sweat the small stuff" sucks as relationship advice. Here's why.
Why Your Spouse is Never Happy No Matter What You Do (Video)
Many people (usually men) type into internet search engines: “my wife is never happy no matter what I do.” I remember thinking and feeling things just like that. In today’s video, I talk about how the sneaky erosion of safety and trust in relationships might be responsible for your spouse or partner appearing to be unhappy with you, no matter how much good you believe you’re doing.
What it Means When Your Partner Says You Always Make Everything About You
(Image/Big Think) I always made things about me in my marriage, even though I would have told you I thought…
The Idea That Would Have Saved My Marriage and Might Save Yours
The reasons more than half of all romantic relationships (including marriage) fail are not obvious to most people. If you…
Save Your Marriage Using the Monster-Under-the-Bed Theory
Imagine getting a phone call. You answer. A stranger on the other end of the line identifies his or herself…
Break Toxic Communication Habits with The STFU Method
Actor and comedian Denis Leary has a bit in his hilarious 1992 stand-up act No Cure for Cancer where he…
What Being Drugged and Robbed Taught Me About Rape Culture
I’d only been conscious for a half-hour or so, and I was fighting tears because as a general rule, I…
How to Respond to Your Emotional Spouse Without Making Things Worse
More often than not, when my wife reacted emotionally to anything—something I said or did; something on TV; something that…