11 Ways to Improve your Communication Skills

Communication problems are one of the most common reasons couples and families come to counseling. It’s hard! It can help to remember that healthy communication is a skill and it can be learned. We all learn how to communicate from our families and other early experiences. However, these aren’t always the most respectful and productive ways to communicate. Below are […]

How to Resolve Arguments with your Partner #communication #arguments #fairfighting #respect #marriage

How to Resolve Arguments with your Partner

I have been counseling couples and families for twenty years (feeling a bit old saying that!). Communication problems are common. It’s amazing how easy it is to miscommunicate and how make assumptions. Here are some tips for how to resolve arguments that I frequently use in my psychotherapy practice. Remember you are “on the same team”. The goal is not […]

How to fight fair

                    I often tell clients that¬†conflict is unavoidable. It’s natural to disagree at times. However, there are some better ways to manage these conflicts. Some tips on how to fight fair: 1. Stay on the subject at hand. Don’t bring up all of your partner’s past failings. 2. Keep it time […]