7 Deadly Pitfalls In Marriage And Committed Relationships

Life's expectations!

Caveat emptor! What your mother never told you about being in a relationship but, Dr. Steve will.

5 Reasons Why Some Men Avoid Marriage

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She wasn’t interested in a fairy tale romance and thinks these are the reasons why some guys don’t want to get married. — At university, I was the only girl in my class. We studied business and took majors in finance and portfolio management. Those years had a huge impact on my personality. When I […]

Can You Use Conflict to Connect With Your Partner?

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Keeping quiet to keep the peace lessens intimacy instead of increasing it. Katie Vessel suggests healthy conflict to bring partners closer together.

Don’t Mention Her Mother and Other Rules for Fighting Fair

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“While it may seem like a good idea to give as much “evidence” as possible to support our side of the argument, it isn’t. No one likes having a partner who ‘keeps score’.”

Comment of the Day: “‘Worth fighting for’ is love. ‘Never stop fighting’ is obsession.”

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This comment of the day is from FlyingKal on the post “If You Really Love Someone, You’ll Never Stop Fighting to Make it Work.”

War. What Is It Good For? Still Absolutely Nothing.

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Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.

1-Minute Relationship Mastery: Learning to Wait

1 Minute Relationship Mastery by zaneology

“If communication is the Superman of relationships, then ‘right now’ is kryptonite.”

How to Complain Without Hurting Your Partner

How to Complain by Gottman

All partners complain about each other’s behavior. But successful couples know how to make their points without making each other miserable.

What We Really Fight Over in Marriage

What We Fight Over by frankieleon

Marriage guru John Gottman reveals what underlies most marital conflict and explains why partners can’t yield.

How You Know It’s Toxic Love

How You Know by David Sim

The difference between healthy and toxic love isn’t always obvious, but Thomas Fiffer makes it clear.

The Best Valentine Gift for Your Teenage Son

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How your arguments in your romantic relationships can affect your son’s health.

How To Stop Any Argument In Its Tracks (Yes, Really)

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Jordan Gray says that all arguments can be diffused… you just have to know what to do.

3 Ways You’re Killing Love By Trying to Save It

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Thomas Fiffer teases out three behaviors that feel like they strengthen relationships but actually destroy them.

The 1 Thing to Stop Doing When You’re Arguing With Your Partner

The 1 Thing by Craig Loftus

Thomas Fiffer points out the #1 mistake we make when our partner complains about us and offers a 3-step program for successful conflict resolution.

Couples Try To Recognize Each Other’s Smell

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How much do you trust your nose? How much should your partner trust your nose?

Shattered

Shattered by Sam Galison

A wife falls apart, a marriage is broken, and a husband tries to pick up the pieces.