When you say, “Just relax,” the person you’re talking to hears something quite different: “I’m not taking you seriously.” So they raise the intensity level a notch or two to make sure you do.
Asking your spouse to help you find your personal blind spots can help you grow closer together. Discovering weaknesses and improving them can change your relationship for the better.
Don’t settle for ‘his way’ or ‘her way.’ Find a better way! Learn how to negotiate and communicate with your spouse for a happier marriage.
Break free from shame to enjoy greater intimacy with your spouse.
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.