Successful Relationships Reading Corner

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This week’s blog was how our approach to relationships applies to all relationships, not just romantic ones. This was a hard subject for which to find articles! We hope you enjoy these.

Conflict Resolution Skills “Conflict arises from differences, both large and small. It occurs whenever people disagree over their values, motivations, perceptions, ideas, or desires. Sometimes these differences appear trivial, but when a conflict triggers strong feelings, a deep personal need is often at the core of the problem. These needs can be a need to feel safe and secure, a need to feel respected and valued, or a need for greater closeness and intimacy.”

Why Some Parents & their Children have Great Friendships “There are many reasons why some adults get along with their kids better than others. In this article, I will provide a short overview of the common explanations which have emerged whilst professionally mediating the relationship between parents and their children, as well as observations in my personal life and society in general.”

Conflict – Couple Relationships, Family Relationships, Parent-child Relationships “Three characteristics distinguish family conflict from other types: intensity, complexity, and the duration of relationships. Work on family conflict has led to some important findings relevant to prevention and treatment.”

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