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

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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.

5 Tips for Minimizing Family Tensions Over Thanksgiving

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Family gatherings over the holidays usually involve heightened emotions of all kinds. Such events might begin with an atmosphere of joy, connection, love and caring but they don't always end on the same note.

Why I Wrote a Grammar Book

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

People often ask me why I wrote a grammar book. During most of my professional career, I worked with not-for-profit institutions in various parts of ...

Why Alzheimer's Caregiving and Pride Don't Mix

Marie Marley | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

You can't win an argument with a person who has Alzheimer's. Agree with whatever he says -- no matter how absurd -- unless there's a compelling reason not to, and there rarely is.

Marriage and the Golden Rule

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.24.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

The call came at about 11:00 p.m. on a Friday evening. The caller, a woman, in a rather excited voice said, "Please, come see us." And then I could ...

Street Fat

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Had an argument with a guy in the street. I wanted to imply he was dumb but couldn't think of anything that said so and ended up calling him a "nimwit."

Developing Cognitive Competence: Learning the Skills of Argument

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

This is the key for our future. We must ensure we are building a nation of competent citizens capable of thinking critically at work, at home and in the public arena.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: 4 New Insights To Make It A Little Easier

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Usually what people want is a loving, cleansed, varnish-free, more enlightened version of their ex. And unfortunately this fantasy doesn't exist or you'd still be together.

Why It's Better To Be The Vulnerable One

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

While it may sometimes feel like we have to outsmart our feelings so as not to get hurt, when it comes to our relationships, we are far better off being vulnerable, making a practice of being the one who loves more.

My Nearly Perfect Gay Marriage

William Dameron | Posted 08.04.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

Many people have asked what makes my relationship with Paul so amazing and I tell them it's because we never fight. That's not entirely true, we rarely fight.

Why Compromise Never Works (And What to Do Instead)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Refusal to compromise is widely considered to be the root cause of political polarization, business battles, and divorce wars. But refusal to compromise isn't actually the cause of these problems. It's merely a symptom. The real problem is unwillingness to tolerate uncertainty.