April 12th, 2011

I want your input!  Why?  Because what you want matters to me. Tell me what aspect of managing conflict, managing your relationship, or any other aspect of your relationship you would like to see become part of my new program.  The name of that program? RE-BOOTING YOUR RELATIONSHIP 2.0! This extensive program is nearing completion, and […]

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“We Need Communication Tools!”

November 19th, 2010

“We Need Communication Tools” Part II This is the second installment of a multi-part series spot-lighting some of the more common and complex, hard-to-break communication patterns most couples encounter at one time or another as they manage conflict. Possessing the tools for building a house does not necessarily mean you know how to build.  Without […]

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Will You Do “What It Takes?”

November 2nd, 2010

It’s world series time—the Fall Classic!  Even if you are not a sports fan, I think you’ll appreciate my connecting sports and relationships. I was listening to some post-game commentary that directly followed the Giants-Philly’s game several days ago.  The Giants had closed out the NLCS series, won the pennant, and were headed to the […]

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Emotions Can Seem Tricky

October 26th, 2010

Emotions Can Seem Tricky Like it or not, emotions, which can seem tricky, play a crucial role in the heat conflict. Here’s a way to deal with the way emotions can be confusing when you manage conflict. Anger seems to be the feeling most often expressed while under stress with our partners. So, consider this: […]

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Conflict Perspectives

October 23rd, 2010

Conflict Perspectives Conflict in committed relationships is ubiquitous. All manner of resolution and management skills are at our disposal, but perhaps the one element we focus on the least is conflict perspective. When in conflict, regardless with whom, three distinct perspectives are possible. One, we can view the situation from only our own perspective. Two, […]

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