Tag: Conflict

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

In this week’s blog, we wrote about how to avoid annoyed in your relationship. These articles cover the issues of touch, dealing with anger and talking about feelings.
The Power of Touch “Hertenstein had volunteers attempt to communicate a list of emotions to a blindfolded stranger solely through touch.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , ,

How to Avoid Annoyed in Your Relationship

Phil: When we were writing the newsletter last week, Maude complained that I was irritated and impatient. I wasn’t fully conscious of that until she pointed it out. A lot of the technical aspects – for example, photo production – are in my domain, and sometimes I feel the weight of these and other responsibilities.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , ,

5 Ways to Stop Arguments in Your Relationship

Have you ever placed one hand flat on the table and smashed it hard with a hammer? Thought not, and that was because you chose not to.
That is the same reason we never argue – because we choose not to.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , ,

Do Relationships Have to Have Conflict? Absolutely Not!

Many people write about conflict in relationships: how it’s bound to happen, how it’s better than letting things stew, how to fight fairly, how you must counterbalance it with good aspects of the relationship.
But here’s the thing: we don’t experience this at all.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , ,

How to Have a Relationship Without Anger and Arguments

It was a year after meeting that we noticed we hadn’t had any arguments, and 10 years on from that, it’s still true.
Let us clarify our terms here. We have disagreements – things where we have different points of view – but they never, ever, turn into arguments.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , ,

What Is the Difference Between Disagreeing and Arguing?

Couple arguing

When we tell people we never argue, they don’t call us liars to our face, but there is often a strong whiff of incredulity in the air. It’s not that we agree on everything, but these disagreements don’t descend into arguments.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , , ,

Do You Always Have to Be Right?

What is it about being right? Why are we all so obsessed with the need for it? Is this really what we want in a relationship, in a conversation, when making decisions and finding solutions? Being right – it’s the cause of most arguments.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: ,

How to Avoid Power Struggles in Your Relationship

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about the discussions we’ve had recently concerning power struggles within a relationship. We’ve been talking about John Gottman’s book “Why Marriages Succeed or Fail“. He observed many couples in terms of their conflicts and issues with power.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , , ,

One-third of couples squabble weekly, poll finds

One-third. That’s the weekly squabbling rate according to a poll released last month.
I’m not surprised, just saddened, because it doesn’t have to be like this.
I like to illustrate this with a simple situation which can stand in for nearly any disagreement.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: , ,

Audio Release of Conflict Article

Our latest article “The Myth of Inevitable Conflict within a Relationship” was just published in Awareness Magazine for May/June 2014.
It’s now also available as an audio file.
Click here to read more…

Tagged with: ,
Top