How many times has this happened to you? You come home and can see that your partner is stressed out and unhappy.
You ask what’s wrong and s/he tells you about something crappy going on at work or with friends.
My 25 plus years as a couples counselor have taught me that its usually not the big fights that cause relationships to struggle or fail. Instead, it’s the small wounds caused by how each of your respond to one another’s bids for connection that predict whether your relationship with
Many of you have heard me say that the longer you know your partner, the less you may really know him or her. This is because of our tendency to interpret what our partner says based on our world view
The Harvard Negotiation Project spent years studying hundreds of conversations in great detail. They discovered that there is an underlying structure to every conversation. It turns out that no matter what the subject is, each conversation has three levels to it: