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Respectful Disagreements

Paul Ekman | Posted 11.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Ekman

November 29, 2016 I suspect that some of us encountered disagreements about the president-elect, the state of the country, the world, and what to do ...

Dreading Thanksgiving Discussions?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Talking politics with your extended family members may be as pleasant as reclining on a bed of nails, but in this contentious post election season it is hard to get away from it.

7 Not-So-Obvious Reasons You Can't Stop Fighting With Your Spouse

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.28.2016 | Divorce

Don’t be worried if you argue with your spouse every now and then. It generally means you care about the relationship, said Elisabeth J. LaMotte, a ...

My Political Pledge

Nancy Roman | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Nancy Roman

Campaigns have gotten much longer and much louder and much much nastier. It is certainly not original for me to say that campaigning has overtaken governing in the way politicians spend their time.

5 Things Relationship Experts Know About Love That You Don't | Joann Pan | Posted 08.05.2016 | OWN


That One Time I Was Wrong

Derick Turner | Posted 07.22.2016 | Divorce
Derick Turner

Here are three reasons why you should choose NOT to fight, argue, or be contentious with others.

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

6 Steps To Avoid Losing It During Relationship Conflcits

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Tough relationship conversations can turn into a perfect storm. They can flood the streets of love with the sewage of personal attacks. From what I'v...

Argumentation From Outrage

Jonathan Haber | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

I'm not sure what it means for our republic that a fallacy such as Argumentation from Outrage is on the verge of supplanting the whole package of logical and rhetorical techniques designed to construct a sound argument and then present it in a compelling manner. But I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean nothing.  

5 Problems Husbands And Wives Have While Arguing, Solved By Therapists

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.01.2016 | Divorce

When you've been together for years, sometimes even figuring out how you'll resolve an argument becomes an argument. We recently asked our readers to...

Feeling Stuck? Do One Thing Differently to Find Creative Answers

Leda Asmar | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Leda Asmar

Obviously, when a change is needed, it isn't going to be easy. The need for big changes can feel overwhelming. They take courage and a willingness to be open to try new things.

Part III, Questions Unanswered

Justin Curmi | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

The last paper I have written, Revision of the Bill of Rights, part III, has garner interesting opinions and perspectives on the matter. Yet, I think ...

8 Big Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?

Embracing the Person, if Not the Ideas

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

This being an election year, many of us have found ourselves in conflict with others. We want to be good Christians (or citizens, even) and reach out to those poor, deluded souls, and see their faces as the face of Jesus standing over there on the other side of the chasm of disagreement looming before us.

Elder Mediation Can Help Families Resolve Caregiving Conflicts

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.21.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? My mother - who just turned 82 - recently ...

10 Tips for Healthy Arguments

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

So many quarrels are out of control quickly escalating to make things worse. Whatever the subject matter is, it's soon forgotten and all kinds of stuff are dredged up to squabble over. But people need to speak about what upsets them so they can find solutions. How do they do it in a way that brings resolution in a healthy way?

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

You always have the choice to resolve your karma on your end without the other person around. Knowing when to hold on in the hopes of improving the relationship and when to walk away from the entire situation can be tricky, but there are a six signs that it's definitely time to let go:

19 Totally Laughable Things Couples Have Actually Fought About

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weddings

When sharing a life with another human being, arguments inevitably arise. Some are integral to the growth of the relationship and others are totally i...

It's All in the Approach

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 02.02.2017 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Learning these new skills of communication, compromise and openness can make all the difference in the relationship. It can make your conversations and issues far easier to deal with, and make concessions easier to take, as you will better understand the reasoning behind your partner's feelings.

Check Your Friendships: The Voting Has Begun

William Spear | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
William Spear

The cacophony of anger, disappointment and outright disgust with the American political process coupled with the banality of cat videos and lottery winners gone bust has reached epic proportions

Who Are You Pointing At?

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.21.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

Whenever we blame someone else for anything, we are non verbally (and sometimes physically) pointing our finger at them! I am sure you have heard th...

Do You Know the Six People in Your Marriage?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.23.2016 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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 11.02.2016 | 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 10.28.2016 | 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."