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Couples Communication

14 Essential Steps To Better Communication With Your Partner

Donne Davis | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Donne Davis

February is the month of love. One of the best ways we can be loving partners is to be better communicators with each other. But sometimes it's not that easy. Whether you've been together one year or 50 years, bad communication habits can develop and become ingrained.

In a Marriage, Is Silence Golden or Deadly?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 11.16.2013 | Divorce
Melissa Chapman

Before you start writing us off -- and taking bets on who will get to keep the house (FYI -- my husband says he will be buried in our house) here are my thoughts on the all-important "is silence golden or deadly to your relationship?" debate:

Mary and Matthew Crawley: A Lesson in Healthy Couples Communication

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Couples, whether married, engaged, or in committed relationships, can learn a great deal from the way that two of the key protagonists -- Mary and Matthew Crawley -- have fiercely disagreed over money.

The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Relationships that are the most successful are those where both partners share their inner world with one another -- their real thoughts, feelings and desires -- and where their partner, in turn, is able to really hear them.

Communication, Communication, Communication!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

I have said it before, and I will say it again: Communication is the most important part of any relationship. And I mean communication right from the start!

6 Tough Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Say 'I Do'

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 10.04.2012 | Weddings
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

You may be one of those precocious and cautious couples that seek such training from a therapist or from a workshop right before or soon after your marriage. Or you may be the starry -eyed, idealist, lazy, avoidant procrastinator who waits until the s--t hits the fan before rushing to seek help.