Successful Marriage

The Four Horsemen: Criticism

The first of the Four Horsemen, and likely the most common, is criticism. Criticism stems from unhappiness, annoyance, and disappointment. In a marriage, one partner might keep mum about the other partner's annoying behaviour to avoid conflict. But that really causes the bottled up anger or frustration turn into resentment which, over time, erupts as… Continue reading The Four Horsemen: Criticism

Successful Marriage

Cultural humility affects relationship quality in inter-ethnic couples

story by Claire Miller Interethnic couples – relationships between two people with different racial/ethnic backgrounds – often cope with prejudices from their families or communities and must navigate cultural differences within their relationships. CEHD postdoctoral scholar Stacey McElroy and faculty members Don Davis, Cirleen DeBlaere and Ken Rice recently published a study in the Journal of Counseling… Continue reading Cultural humility affects relationship quality in inter-ethnic couples

Successful Marriage

Overcoming Relationship Anxiety and Feeling Good About It

Hal Shorey Ph.D. Posted Mar 19, 2015 Based on the size of the US population, there are presently more than 47 million Americans who have anxious attachment styles. That means that if you don’t have this personality style then you are most likely in relationships with people who do. Understanding this personality style and how… Continue reading Overcoming Relationship Anxiety and Feeling Good About It

Successful Marriage

How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship

Our style of attachment affects everything from our partner selection to how well our relationships progress to, sadly, how they end. That is why recognizing our attachment pattern can help us understand our strengths and vulnerabilities in a relationship. An attachment pattern is established in early childhood attachments and continues to function as a working… Continue reading How Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship