Healthy conflict often represents an opportunity for growth and greater understanding. It is not the conflict that presents the biggest challenge, it how we process through and react to the conflict that gets us into trouble. Here we explore healthy conflict in more detail as well as unhealthy conflict.
When conversations get heated or start to derail, it is easy to feel like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Most human beings, when cornered by a situation or person—favor two options. They shut up, or they blow up. Why is that?
In this video, we take a look at how our hidden assumptions and generalizations do more harm than our actual differences. Watch this video to learn more about the differences in how we relate as men and women, and what to do about it.
In this article, we explore more tips for having tough talks with your teens. Talking to your teenagers about topics like alcohol, drug use, social media, bullying, and sexuality are not easy things. You’ll learn how to do that here.
In order to have a successful difficult conversation—you need to create the right environment. Creating a safe environment for open dialogue when emotions are high and the tension is real can be hard to do. This week we share practical tips on how you can create a respectful environment that everyone feels safe to share in.
I have a strong relationship with each of my now adult children, but that is not to say there were no bumps along the way. Teenagers are at a transitional time in their life. They are trying to figure things out, and like it or not—they need our help. Here is a primer on teen talk.
What if the secret to a happy relationship lies not in the absence of conflict? In this article, we explore the number one key to successful relationships.
Why is avoiding conflict in marriage or a committed relationship a potential recipe for danger? Learn why in this article.
Some reading this article may be under the impression that this cultural trend isn’t that big of a deal. You don’t see it in your workplace, so outside of a few news headlines in your SM feed—it doesn’t really affect you. You are wrong.
It can be a challenge to hold onto the skills you have learned when the risk is high and you are spinning in a swirl of negative emotions. I was recently thinking about a time in my life when difficult conversations were too difficult for me.