How to Put Yourself in Your Partner’s Emotional Shoes

…and Create a Happy Relationship to Boot! …and Create a Happy Relationship to Boot! Did you know that happy couples regularly enter each other’s emotional realities by making the effort to see from the other’s vantage point? The technical name for this skill is partial identification. What this skill entails is keeping one foot on …

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How To Tell If You’re A Fight Junkie & How To Kick The Habit

Millions of couples are addicted to fighting and don’t even realize it. The reason is because fighting provides hidden perks that include paying back people who harmed you in the past, and even creating emotional space and distance. Join me as I help you decipher whether you and your partner are, indeed, fighting junkies! Millions …

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Relationship SOS: How to Rescue a Discussion That’s Sinking

When a conversation starts to cycle out of control, happy couples know how to steer their discussions back on course or postpone to a later time. Unhappy couples, by contrast, don’t recognize when discussions are entering dangerous waters–meaning they’re reaching the point of no return. In this show, I show how to use my top …

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Listening with Your Heart: The Key to Relationship Harmony

Decades of research on relationship conflict has proven to me that the vast majority of conflicts can be resolved by truly listening with your third ear–the heart. Listening with the heart is a skill that involves tuning in to the emotions that your partner is feeling AND conveying that you are truly listening and understanding …

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Ditching Fight Traps: Your Key to Relationship Harmony!

As promised, I’m going to delve into the world of Fight Traps–those faulty fighting tactics we all use. I group Fight Traps into two main categories: Open Warfare, which consists of name calling, character insults, attacking, blaming, yelling, etc. and Secret Warfare, which includes guilt tripping, subtle paybacks, holding grudges, and many more. Both kinds …

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