Conflict Resolution

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The Silent Treatment

“Silence is golden” may be a nice sentiment, and sometimes remaining quiet during a conflict is helpful. For example, if

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Love Enough to Confront

It’s not unusual to hear people say, “I hate confrontation.” Many will do everything they can to avoid it at

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4 Communication Traps

Recently, a new friend asked me whether Ron and I still find things to fight about. Uh, yes. We’re two

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Married to an Emasculating Woman?

My husband, LeRoy, and I are different. What an understatement! My family of origin welcomed debate and practiced it loudly

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8 Ways to a More Peaceful Home

When Julie and Greg were married, neither of them anticipated the baggage Julie brought into their relationship from her first

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Overcoming My Big Mouth!

Territory For the first time in six weeks, I was grateful to have a broken ankle. It gave my husband and

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You Didn’t Marry Your Mom

One of the most inflammatory things a husband can say to his wife is, “That’s not how Mom did it.”

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When Irritations Strike

When I meet with couples before they get married, during their last season of premarital counseling, I ask, “What do

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Missed Communication?

Has this ever happened to you? You speak a sentence to your spouse. It’s nothing very different, really, from any

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The Problem Is Not Really the Problem

Tammy walked into my office defeated. The way she walked, slowly, deliberately, and practically dragging her purse, suggested a weariness

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