Conflicts

New Year’s Relationship Resolutions

NEW YEAR’S RELATIONSHIP RESOLUTIONS Michael Fulwiler & Ellie Lisitsa Today we break briefly from The Sound Relationship House Series to…

Practical, Science-Based Steps to Heal from an Affair

PRACTICAL, SCIENCE-BASED STEPS TO HEAL FROM AN AFFAIR Dr. Margaret Rutherford Many years ago, in the Clinton era, I was…

Avoiding The Trap: How To Stop Judging Yourself

AVOIDING THE TRAP: HOW TO STOP JUDGING YOURSELF Ellie Lisitsa Guest blogger Nate Bagley and Relationship Alphabet columnist Zach Brittle joined us last week…

I’m a Therapist, But I’m Also a Human

I’M A THERAPIST, BUT I’M ALSO A HUMAN Meredith Futernick Editor’s Note: We’ve been studying relationships for the last four decades,…

How to Break the Silence in Your Marriage

HOW TO BREAK THE SILENCE IN YOUR MARRIAGE Heather Gray Constant conflict, chronic disrespect, and serious betrayals get a lot…

The Four Horsemen: Contempt

THE FOUR HORSEMEN: CONTEMPT Ellie Lisitsa Contempt is the worst of the four horsemen. It is the most destructive negative behavior…

Helping Little Ones with Big Emotions

HELPING LITTLE ONES WITH BIG EMOTIONS Tamara Patterson Children are honest about how they feel. When they see something new…

6 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

6 SIGNS OF A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP Kyle Benson If your “intimacy button” differs from your partner’s, you enter a perfect…

How to Break Up

HOW TO BREAK UP Zach Brittle They say breaking up is hard to do. “They,” in this case, is Neil…

Sleeping With the “Enemy”: Navigating Relationships in the #MeToo Era

SLEEPING WITH THE “ENEMY”: NAVIGATING RELATIONSHIPS IN THE #METOO ERA Nicole Schiener As I laid beside my husband during the…