We all get angry at one time or another and sometimes anger can clear the air. For some of us, however, anger is our go-to way we cope when our feelings and needs are being thwarted. Here are five tips to helping you manage your anger and enjoy a more intimate and loving relationship with your mate.
Most of the conflicts we have as husbands and wives are quick reactions we have to each other. If we can slow down, understand what underlies our triggered response, and have some self-compassion, we can begin to feel like we have more choice in how we respond. Here are a few steps to help yourself and your spouse de-escalate your next reaction.
Conflict in marriage is inevitable because you and your spouse are very different. How we do conflict will determine if our disagreements are productive or painful. Here are 6 essential steps to working through conflict in a way that honors you both and moves you toward deeper understanding and closeness.
How does being compassionate with yourself as a parent help your marriage? Good question. First, remember that everything is connected. How you care for yourself as you parent affects your relationship with yourself, your child, and yes… your spouse. We can be pretty hard on ourselves as parents.