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Caring for our Couple Relationship By Working Through Conflicts

by Carl and Nancy Terry Conflict in a close intimate relationship is inevitable. This statement is probably even more true today when we are dealing with COVID 19, and racial and social justice issues.  We are living in a difficult time of stress and change; we do not know what the future will bring.  One […]

Tips for Quarantining Together: Cut Each other Some Slack

These are highly stressful, unsettling, anxiety-producing times. Under these conditions, it can be more difficult to present the best versions of ourselves. So help each other through it by cutting each other some slack – even more than usual. Tension and conflict are normal reactions to this abnormal situation. It’s important that we muster a […]

Is Negativity Hurting Your Relationship? Ways to Be More Positive

by Sheri Stritof (adapted) Negativity can come in the form of cynicism, criticism, whining, attacking, pessimism, discontent, perfectionism, and hyperintensity. All of these behaviors can push people away, including your partner. “Research indicates you can get mad as hell or avoid conflict altogether. But the positivity must outweigh the negativity by five to one.” Source: John […]