What You Need To Know About Fighting Fair

Fighting Fair Means If the Complaint is Directed at You…Lean in Fighting fair starts with respecting your partner and the issue they are bringing up. Gottman says that the way a conversation starts

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Passive-Aggressive Behavior and Marital Conflict

The Problem of Passive-Aggression There are few couple dynamics as frustrating and as misunderstood as passive-aggressive behavior. Passive aggressive men can be incredibly infuriating, and some of the

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Adult ADHD and Marital Conflict

I had another session with Holly and Steve (not their real names) recently. Holly was particularly upset from the moment she sat down. Their electricity had recently been turned off for lack of payment. 

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Can Your Relationship Health Improve With Less Screen Time?

Distracted on the Phone Technology is increasing it’s demands on us. Human attention bestowed upon fellow humans is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. According to the Pew Research Center,

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What your Parents Taught You About Being Married

Do You Ever Think About What Your Parents Taught You About Being Married? It’s estimated that of the 7 people out of every 1,000 in the US that marry each year, 4 will eventually divorce. That’s

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Depression and Marital Conflict

A whopping 6.7% of Americans suffer varying degrees of depression and marital conflict often follows. Depression takes it place along the side of exhaustion, ADHD, chronic pain, pessimism and irritability,

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Pre-Marital Counseling: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

The Truth about Pre-Marital Counseling There are a few fundamental truths in premarital counseling. The first one is that what goes around comes around. By that I mean that the very traits that endear

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Are You Fighting in Front of the Kids?

This article is part of the Why Couples Fight SeriesDecades of Research About Fighting in Front of the KidsKids may not seem to hear you when you tell them to eat their vegetables, but when you

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