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How To Deal With Aggressive People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.26.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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.

Knock Out!

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Tips From My Trips Around the Sun

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

I'm about to turn 59, which means I'll be starting my 60th voyage around the sun, a mind-blowing truth for a person who's still a child between the ears.

The Best Way To Learn Tolerance? Raise A Teenager

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Edwin Leap, MD

Tolerance is the word we now use to say, "you have to agree with my views." However, as one sees with teenagers, tolerance in truth means to disagree, but to respect. And in its highest, most beautiful incarnation, to disagree and yet love.

Practice Makes...

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Two Simple Words to Improve Your Relationship

Andrea Wachter | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

I have received a lot of really good questions on the matter and I thought I would share a few of these Q and As with you. May these dialogues help you find more peace in your partnership, less disputes in your day and more "carefronting" in your confronting!

4 Techniques to Deal With Difficult People

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

None of us is perfect; most of us are doing the best we can. So keep searching for a part of someone that you can empathize with, even when it's a stretch. You may not always succeed, but keep trying.

7 Fights All Couples Inevitably Have And How To Resolve Them

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.08.2014 | Divorce

Arguing with a significant other is never pretty. You may feel like each petty, overblown disagreement is breaking new ground, but the truth is, count...

Ramadan Reflection Day 22: Lessons for Life from a Fight with My Wife

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was constantly doing good for people, whether they were his supporters or not. It's one thing to be good to people who are treating you well. It's another to be good to someone who isn't.

19 Relationship Spats That Prove Love Makes Us All Idiots

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Divorce

They say pick your battles, but clearly, no one on this list got the memo. A Reddit thread popped up Monday asking folks to describe the stupidest...

What it Means When Your Wife Gives You a Yellow Card

Anjali Joshi | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Anjali Joshi

It amazes me how many people (men) know and understand the rules of sports -- enough to jump off their ass-imprinted couches to scream obscenities at the referee for a bad call -- but struggle with the basic rules of marriage.

Argumentum Ad Hominem: An Appeal to Privilege

Udoka Okafor | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Udoka Okafor

As long as persons are able to fully recognize the spaces that they occupy in society and how that informs their belief systems, then we ought not shut them down simply because they are privileged.

Differences Aren't Inherently Problematic

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Differences can be used as a means of creating greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of each other's unique perspectives. It is, after all, our differences more than our similarities that attracted us to each other in the first place.

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 3 Tips for Restoring Harmony to Your Relationship With Your Loved One

Marie Marley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

"I can't promise following this advice will stop all the fights," she said. "But it'll help. Why don't you try it for a while and see what happens?"

5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more you communicate in this way with your partner, honestly and directly, yet with compassion, the closer and stronger your relationship will become.

45 Arguments Every Couple Needs To Have At Least Once

Roz Warren | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Do you and your hubby have the same old arguments over and over? Are you starting to think there might be exciting new arguments you could be having instead? We're here to help, with a list of 45 arguments to have with your husband before you die. They've all been tested on actual couples, with results ranging from weeks of icy silence to outstanding 'make-up sex.'

Would You Wear Pajamas At The Bus Stop?

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I'm not big on looks and etiquette, and MJ has a traditional streak a mile wide. And it appeared our two rather large personalities were locked in a death struggle.

Recipe For When You're Worried Your Friend Is Mad

Emma Brodie | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Emma Brodie

She says everything is okay, but she's short, avoiding eye contact, and doing that enforcer thing with her arms where she folds them without tucking in her hands... bottom line is, she's mad. You want to make it right, but you have no idea what you did.

3 Steps to End Any Argument

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Arguments are a normal part of life -- it's certainly not expected that you never disagree with the people that you care about. But what can help is finding a way to disagree that doesn't drive a wedge between the two of you.

5 Reasons We Might Want to Argue Like a Guy

GalTime | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
GalTime

Most of us acknowledge that men and women simply have divergent methods of communication. Those differences are consistently the root cause of our arguments and disagreements. I've got a way to minimize those differences.

Roses Smell Like Boo Boo

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
David Alexander Bullock

I'm all for drama and action. I watch NeNe and company because they provide a healthy amount of both drama and action. Whether it's Kandi concerned about her mother or Kenya instigating an insignificant argument whatever Real Housewives of Atlanta is, it is not dull.

When You Know You Need To Break Up With A Friend

Aly Walansky | Posted 01.29.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

Every friendship is different, and every end is thus unique. But how do we know when to say goodbye? And does that goodbye need to be accompanied with ensuing "breakup" drama?

Want Love Not War? Fight Fair.

Janet Blair Page | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

Fighting, or arguing can even be healthy for a relationship if it's done respectfully and you both come out of it with a better understanding of the other person when the conflict is resolved.