Conflict Resolution

Conflict will happen in a relationship. You can take action to minimize the conflict – chose a partner who has similar values, don’t sweat the small stuff, keep the romance going – but arguments will still happen. You need two things to resolve conflict.

Win-Win

Stop thinking in terms of win-lose and start thinking in […]

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Texting

Texting can be a useful and fun part of a healthy relationship. But texting can also cause problems. Here are the 3 serious texting problems that I encounter with my clients –

Misunderstandings. Don’t expect texting to result in perfect communication. Do clarify when you think your partner is being hurtful. Excessive Texting. Don’t send […]

Misunderstandings When Texting

Talking Is More Than Words

When we talk to someone face-to-face—

We see expressions We see body language We hear emotion We see gestures.

This is a two-way street – we see them and they see us.

Texting Is Mainly Just Words

Give your partner a break! Don’t assume you know exactly what they meant […]

Do Something Nice for Each Other

When we’re dating, during that rush of hormones, we’re constantly thinking of nice things to do for our sweetheart. But as the relationship progresses, we become complacent. Other priorities intervene. Business meetings, school, exams, deadlines, children, family crises. We forget to be nice to each other. We take the relationship for granted and as a […]