Category Archives: Marital 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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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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Happy Holidays and Healthy Arguing!

Have you ever found yourself in the midst of your family’s dispute – trying desperately to calm the storm on both sides of an argument?  Whether your answer is yes or no, you can take comfort in the fact that … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

How many times have you found yourself thinking, “There’s no point in talking to him about this because he won’t listen,” or “If she would just stop overreacting, this wouldn’t be a big deal!”? My guess is you can probably … Continue reading

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Laughter: The Best Medicine

Do you find your serious romantic relationship getting a little too serious? Maybe it’s because you and your significant other are lacking an underrated but key ingredient: humor. Oftentimes we get so caught up in our busy lives that we … Continue reading

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