Active listening is important when you’re talking to your spouse. Here’s how to focus on your spouse’s feelings and deepen your relationship.
Persuading someone to accept feedback isn’t just about phrasing things the right way. You’re showing your spouse what he or she doesn’t already know. Both of you will grow through this trust-building process.
Most people struggle to manage their stresses in marriage effectively. And unmanaged stress in one spouse usually escalates stress in the other. But reactions can be complex.
Many women with hormonal imbalances don’t know why they feel overwhelmed, agitated or weepy. Rhonda needed to find a way to help her marriage survive.
Feedback can reveal flaws that we don’t see in ourselves. It can be painful, but it’s essential. If we respond with defensiveness, we shut down a valuable tool for building an honest, thriving relationship.
Perpetual disagreements don’t have to derail your marriage. Most unsolvable problems won’t harm your relationship if you have an adequate set of communication skills and follow a few basic principles.
The back-to-school season can be a frantic time for moms. Inviting your husband to help can minimize the tension in your home, proving to be good for both your parenting and your marriage.
Friends often confide in each other when they have marriage problems. So what should we say — or not say — if we want to help a friend who confesses a marriage issue? Here are some guidelines to help.
My wife’s painful honesty hurts my feelings. She must not know the strategy known as “the white lie.” A time comes when each spouse is tempted to tell one. Is a white lie too much to ask for?
If your approach to conflict resolution is going nowhere, you may need a heart change. Resolving conflict positively isn’t as easy as simply deciding to speak gently and humbly. Try these five ideas.