Article Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley What do you do when you're stressed out?
When you deal with stressful events in unhealthy ways, you create new problems in your relationships.
Article Teri Reisser Perpetual disagreements don't have to derail your marriage.
Most unsolvable problems won’t harm your relationship if you have an adequate set of communication skills and follow a few basic principles.
I know that communication in my marriage is not good. What would you consider, "if a couple can't talk about this, that and that" then communication in their relationship is in trouble? Even if we just chat about a show we like or recite lines from a show we like once in awhile, communication is always there. We both know our money situation even though he does the bills.
You know that the depth of trust and safety in your relationship increases each time you meet stress in this way. OR, you want to learn to relate compassionately to yourself and live your values in all of your relationships.They knew how to use “I statements,” listen to the whole person, and use active listening.They were often fine, caring men and women, but they had serious difficulty living together happily- not at the beginning, but after several years.Early in my career, when I taught high school or college students about marriage, I’d say that communication was the key in choosing a mate and keeping a marriage healthy. Yes, good communication is essential to a thriving marriage, BUT, it is not sufficient and probably not the most important criteria for choosing a mate.I say this because in my counseling I repeatedly came across couples who had learned the right communication skills and could use them.I’m not sure if that makes us experts or outdated and, therefore, irrelevant.I can tell you the obvious – that times have changed and we have changed.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.I know that communication in my marriage is not good. What would you consider, "if a couple can't talk about this, that and that" then communication in their relationship is in trouble?My husband and I have been married 35 years and have led marriage preparation programs for 30 of those years.We estimate that over that time we’ve prepared over 5,000 couples for marriage.