Category Archives: healthy conflict

Bidding for Affection: What Really Creates Relationship Satisfaction? by Sarah Beth Thompson

Couples build intimacy through hundreds of ordinary, seemingly mundane moments in which they attempt to make emotional connections. These attempts have been termed “bids” by leading couple relationship researcher John Gottman. These bids are important to help maintain happiness in … Continue reading

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Knowing when to wave the red flag: Dating aggression in adolescent relationships by Alyssa McElwain

           Young people are more vulnerable to dating aggression in their first few relationships, with nearly a quarter of youth reporting dating aggression. Experiencing dating aggression is linked to many negative outcomes for youth including depression, physical health complaints, and … Continue reading

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Helping teens become “Relationship Smart” by Alyssa McElwain

Does the very thought of your teenager dating make your blood pressure rise? Rest assured, you’re not alone in wishing they would wait to date. We often think romantic relationships begin in adulthood—that teen relationships are just “puppy love”—but research … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Listen: How to React to Conflict without Blowing Up by Laura Knizley

Everybody has conflict.  Period.  Avoiding conflict will only create more feelings of resentment and bitterness towards the other person.  So, is it a lose-lose situation?  Do we either get our feelings hurt in a major blow out or sweep it … Continue reading

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Put your dukes down: Fighting fair in your romantic relationship by Rachel Savasuk

In my last blog I talked about the difficulties I was facing in my long-distance relationship and provided some tips that I found to be especially helpful for its success. One of the points that I really emphasized was the … Continue reading

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