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Conflict is a normal part of relationships. However, not all styles or dynamics are helpful. How can you pick the right place to have these deeper conversations?
Conflict is an important and inevitable part of the couple's mission to create life together. However, some forms are helpful and constructive, whereas others are hurtful and unproductive. How do couples interrupt the latter type? How do they break out of gridlock?
Why are relationships important? Are they worth the pain and discomfort? Why? In Part II, we explore two of four reasons: relationships are our safe havens and our secure bases.
Why are relationships important? Are they worth the pain and discomfort? Why? In Part I, we explore two of four reasons: our neurobiology and maturity.
Create everyday moments of connection that strengthen your relationship or marriage, each day better than the last!
Couples who deeply love each other find themselves deeply hurt by and hurting each other. What is at the heart of all of this fighting and disconnection?
What's keeping you from moving forward? Are there people, activities, things, or responsibilities that need to end so that you can grow? How do you PRUNE your life?
The Four Antidotes undo and prevent the destructive impact of the Four Horsemen on relationships.
The Four Horsemen (Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt, and Stonewalling) describe common patterns that damage relationships.