Even conflict can help make love last!

People come together for many different reasons but there are ways that you can help make love last. There are some things that good relationships have in common. Knowing the basic principles of healthy relationships helps keep them exciting, fun, meaningful, and fulfilling in both sad and happy times. Here are some quick but very…

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Communicating with a drunk spouse

Authentic and loving communication is very difficult to achieve when you have a drunk spouse. It can be confusing, frustrating and upsetting. Many alcoholics or heavy drinkers become angry or act like a victim which can lead to conflict in a relationship. Obviously, there can be little or no communication if the alcoholic/addict is so…

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Give people the benefit of the doubt

A huge tip to living a happy life is to give people the benefit of the doubt. It’s important to remember that people are always doing the best they can, including you. We are all doing the best we can given whatever tools and resources we have, and the circumstances that we are experiencing. Unfortunately,…

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Did you know that people have different ways to apologize?

Gary Chapman – Five Ways to Apologize Apologizing is not easy! Even if you are not the type of person to say “I’m sorry, there are other ways to apologize.  Gary Chapman, author of “The five languages of apology” provides expert advise on arguing, apologizing and forgiving. What most people want to know when you apologize is…

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Empathtic Listening- the key to conflict resolution

More often than not, human beings forget about this very important tool called empathetic listening and prefer to “win” at the cost of their relationship. How often do you practice empathetic listening? The urge to win the argument is very familiar to many couples but is not an effective conflict strategy.  Tell me if this…

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