Category Archives: healthy conflict

Going beyond Saying “I’m Sorry” by Carlie Cave

You might have had an experience where you were having an argument and all of a sudden you blurt out, “I’m sorry” in an attempt to end the conflict quickly. Or, maybe you were on the other side of the … Continue reading

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Dropping Your Guard: Tips for Avoiding Defensive Communication by Ania Evans

Defensive communication is a common issue that can have devastating effects for individuals and their relationship. It occurs when someone is sensitive to a flaw that they view within themselves or their loved ones, but refuses to admit it to … Continue reading

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Respecting Your Partner by Ania Evans

Commitment, intimacy, and forgiveness are often named as core relationship values. Research shows that a fourth value, respect, is equally as important. Merriam-Webster defines respect as “admiration for someone because of their abilities, qualities, or achievements” and it is consistently … Continue reading

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Why you and your partner keep having the same fights by Alex Chan

Picture this: you and your partner return home after your stressful days at work. Your partner asks, “why are there still dishes in the sink?”  Immediately, you cringe. Rather than stick around for round 39 of the you’re-a-terrible-partner discussion, you … Continue reading

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The Value in Perspective Taking by Sandy Morrison

    I don’t know that I agree that any experience can be transformed into something with positive value.  For example, I would find it nearly impossible to find something positive in things like domestic abuse, terrorism, or starving children.  Putting … Continue reading

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