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Do You Know the Six People in Your Marriage?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Have you ever noticed that you and your partner keep having essentially the same fight over and over again? No matter what the topic, whenever you get into an argument, does it always seems to follow the same trajectory and turn out the same way? That's usually because you are shadowboxing with the wrong person.

How to Survive Campus Politics

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

If you follow these tips, you will find that is still possible to keep your friends AND keep your views in college, as long as you keep some of your views to yourself, strategically.

Who Is to Blame?

Sunaina Vohra | Posted 11.02.2015 | Parents
Sunaina Vohra

As a coach, my role has nothing at all to do with judgment. Whatever I say or imply has to be neutral so that it is my client who makes decisions about his/her life with me as a shining light helping them to see with more clarity.

Faced With Unwanted Behavior? Ask, 'What Does it Mean?' Not, 'What Do I Do'

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Children of all ages demonstrate unwanted behaviors that are puzzling. They don't always do what good hearted parents wish. Babies cry after they've been fed, changed, stimulated and hugged. Toddlers make messes after you've just cleaned up. Two- and three-year-olds thrive on saying, "No."

We Are Not The Same: Race and the Internet

Keith Powell | Posted 10.27.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

There were moments of disagreements between some, and those disagreement always seemed to ignore the opposing side's history in order to justify their own. This led me to think about how we have come upon a critical divide in this country. And I blame the internet.

When Anger Is Helpful in a Relationship... and When It's Not

Em & Lo | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Count to ten before you speak, we're often told, especially when fighting with a partner. Take a deep breath and remember you're talking to someone you love, the advice goes. Being angry means you've lost control, the theory goes.

When You're Living On A Boat And You Have A Fight, Where Do You Go?

Posted 09.09.2015 | MarloThomas

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

An Argument-Free Marriage: Is it Possible? Is it Healthy? Should You Want One?

Fawn Weaver | Posted 08.11.2015 | Weddings
Fawn Weaver

A person has got to have a lot of guts to stand before an audience of 3,000 people and make the audacious claim that she and her husband don't argue.

Diversity, Divisions, and the Politics of the Taco Bar

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Diversity and debate work for us; isolation and comfort work against us.

Going Ape

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.01.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Don't Ask, Won't Tell

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


6 Rules For Fighting With Your Spouse

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM If you think avoiding arguments is the key to a happy marriage, most experts would say you're wrong. "I actually don'...

Knowing How to Argue Effectively Can Transform Your Relationship

Grace de Rond | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

The bottom line is that understanding our partner's perspective and feelings matters more than what we're arguing about. And by making that a priority, we can't lose.

The Prices You Pay for Winning an Argument

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While not all relationships are "made in heaven," a lot more of them have the potential to become heavenly that we may think, if we are willing to challenge and interrupt embedded defensive patterns that may be doing us more harm than good.

Opinions Aren't Facts: Math Doesn't Care What you Think

Edward Muzio | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

To say that a mathematical equation is subject to personal approach is to say that opinions are equivalent to facts, rather than being born out of them and destined to return. It's simply not true.

Your Seder. Your History.

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

Passover is a story of the victory of the powerless over the powerful, the slave over the master. Given the context, it's natural that seder table talk often turns political. But arguments that turn hostile aren't liberating. They are stifling.

Relationships 101: How to Survive an Argument

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Arguments and disagreements are going to happen. They're part of life. And the most important step to repairing them is to hear the other person's perspective and to let them know you're really listening. To respect their opinion. And naturally they need to do the same for you.

Vital Tools to Increase Intimacy During Conflict

Ornish Living | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Learning how to communicate with dignity will help us to give and receive, share and listen, and ultimately create a bridge to one another across the white water rapids of our perceived differences.

When Your Partner Becomes a Stranger

Judith Johnson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Sometimes, seemingly out of left field, your partner becomes someone you don't recognize. An invisible line gets crossed and you find yourself bein...

Do You Fight Fair?

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 03.25.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Wendy Rice

There are some people who get ugly and abusive when they argue, and there are others who can discuss and argue and be productive.

Three Tips for Getting Along With a Difficult Person With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's sometimes have personality changes that can be extremely negative. Formerly sweet loved ones can become argumentative and even...

7 Tricks To Winning An Argument

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Here's wow to keep the peace and persuade family and friends to see it your way: #1: Listen If you want to persua...

How To Deal With Aggressive People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Dealing with people who have these tendencies can be quite draining and, without a solid balance of both assertiveness and empathy, can create a lot of tension in our relationships with them.

4 Steps To Diffuse An Argument Before It Even Starts

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Remember to be open and receptive. Don't necessarily expect an apology or a reconciliation right away, as that will take you out of a place of love and back into ego. But simply remember to be open and ready to receive so that if it does happen naturally then you are ready to receive it.

Don't Bother Winning Thanksgiving Arguments

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

It occurred to me that afternoon as I was heading toward a stroke that no amount of facts or evidence was going to change this guy's mind and that neither of us was going to leave unscathed. I took the easy way out and said, "I'm sorry, but I've stopped arguing with people who are impervious to reality," and left it at that.