There is a slow progression in the process of realizing the main cause of some spousal behaviors. First you feel that something is odd, because you have some feelings of hurt that don’t correspond with the objective situation…you are happily married, and then some response from your spouse makes the whole perception shake, and you… Read Article →
Conflict seems to be the very stuff of life, bringing up all the most difficult emotions – anger, mistrust, resentment, loneliness – and the saddest outcomes. It makes us sad, depressed, but also unhealthy.
You have experienced your share of conflict in your life-and who hasn’t? – You may even be afraid of conflict. Perhaps you lost big time when you tried to impose your views on your spouse; or your best friendship ended in sour recriminations that nobody wanted, but nobody could stop. What is the lesson here?… Read Article →
Conflict is a part of most every interpersonal relationship. Managing conflict, then, is important if the relationship is to be long-lasting and rewarding. Learning how to manage conflict involves being able to identify the steps in any escalating confrontation, and being able to stop the escalation and do emotional repair by reinforcing the positive aspects… Read Article →