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Marriage Arguments

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

How To Stop Arguing

Posted 03.23.2013 | OWN

By Martha Beck Martha Beck's simple trick to break free from the repetitive arguments in your relationship. You're mulling the night's TV op...

5 Fights Every Couple Has To Have At Least Once

Posted 02.27.2013 | OWN

Therapists come clean on the fights that just about every loving couple has to confront -- and overcome -- before sailing into long-term romantic blis...

Why I Love Fighting With My Husband

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 02.12.2013 | Weddings
Leslie Rasmussen

We forget that when we marry someone, we are not only marrying who they are today, but we are also marrying who they were as a child. The way in which your spouse argued with his parents is probably going to dictate how he will argue with you.

Relationship Advice: On Arguing Less

Noah Kass | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

There's nothing wrong with occasional fights between partners. However, relationship issues multiply when fighting becomes the the expected mode of communication. This familiar battling debilitates rather than promotes a couple's bond.

The Word You Should Never Say To Your Spouse

Laurie Puhn | Posted 10.29.2012 | Weddings
Laurie Puhn

Using the word "whatever" because it's convenient and lets you off the hook for a decision is setting yourself and your relationship up for a downfall.

The Hazards of Duking It Out: Why You Can't Fight In Front Of The Kids

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Raised voices and uncontrollable tears happen -- we're all human, and raising kids is never easy. But calm discussions, by contrast, teach kids that disagreements needn't be drama-filled.

How To Replace Negativity With Curiosity In Your Relationship

Omega Institute | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

We think most couples wait too long to get help, so we want to bring the simple practices of a conscious partnership into the mainstream so people know how to be in a marriage before they enter one.

A Simple Fix To Relationship Miscommunication

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The most common source of miscommunication in any relationship is a very simple one: people routinely fail to realize how little they are actually communicating. In other words, we think we've said a lot more than we actually have.