By Marc Lindsay
When it comes to your marriage you would think that it is one of the most important decisions of your life. Yet some people do not treat it like that. In fact, based on some of the decisions they make you would think the complete opposite.
When your marriage is getting a little bit down and... Read More
All couples, no matter how new, old or in-between, fight. But no couple fights in the same way. Arguing is not necessarily about getting your way, but many people treat it that way. Here are a few pointers on fighting fair. First, examine your motives for fighting. Do you fight with the expectation of coming to a resolution, or do you fight in the spirit of getting even, winning or controlling your mate? Your relationship shouldn't... Read More
If you have kids and a significant other with whom you have frequent arguments or general conflicts, then it's time to examine how that conflict affects the kids. Parents fight and families go through rough times, but experts say that the manner in which you handle things, coupled with the way conflict is resolved, determines how kids deal with problems and arguments. First of all, physical confrontations seem to have the most... Read More
When conflict arises, are you the person who's quick to apologize, wanting to sweep everything under the rug so the tension goes away? Or are you the one who tends to hold that hurt for a while, allowing the offensive words to gain a life of their own?
Most of us identify with one approach or the other when arguments happen in love. The problem is neither response leads to a true reconciliation that enhances the relationship,... Read More