Becoming a Cohesive Parenting Team

It’s easy to observe other parents’ seeming lack of control in regards their children’s behavior and say to yourself “You know what, I could do a thousand times better than that at parenting!”  Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is far more difficult than you might think.  Many couples struggle with dialing in a cohesive… Read more »

Why Meditation Lowers Anxiety

Over the past few decades, meditation has gained in popularity, owing to its many benefits to both mind and body. One of the most prominent of these benefits is stress reduction. We can all get caught up in the day-to-day struggles of life, so having a regular practice to help naturally reduce stress is a… Read more »

A Skillful Approach to Arguing

Let’s face it, relationships can be complicated and require a lot of commitment and hard work. Most partnerships are a delicate balancing act because two people usually bring two distinct points of view to the table. Chances are likely that disagreements are going to arise. How we choose to handle discord in a relationship is… Read more »

Stop Nagging; Start Complaining

Wonder why your husband takes your complaints as nagging or criticism? Here are some tips on the difference between criticizing your partner and lodging an honest complaint.

6 Tips on How to Initiate a Difficult Conversation

All couples have disagreements. Sometimes your needs clash with your partner’s needs. Other times, you might misunderstand each other or trigger strong emotions from the past. Fighting is not a predictor of divorce. In healthy relationships, conflict is normal. Conflict is not the problem. How you handle the conflict however, may be the problem. Here are my suggestions (based on the research of Dr. John Gottman) for discussing potentially heated topics.