Some families are picture perfect. Others are, well, just perfect. They seemed to get along well with one another. They enjoy each other's company and have a blast doing things together. You envy them. "Why can't my family be like that?" You ask yourself. "What's their secret?" "Create a third culture," is one advise I… Continue reading Family culture
Love is PATIENT. It is worth the wait. Love is KIND. It does not dominate. Love FORGETS. It holds no grudges Love sees your faults but still BELIEVES in you. Love is a passionate feeling that makes you think less of yourself and more of OTHERS. Love speaks through DEEDS. Love is PERSISTENT, not Insistent.… Continue reading Love is…
A win-win solution is desired in every situation. From business deals to relationships. To get there requires compromise, a process in which parties must be ready to give up some of their so-called non-negotiables in order to move closer to a mutually agreed settlement or solution. In that sense, lose-lose is the only outcome of… Continue reading Loose to Win
A widely recommended form of marital relationship advice has been active listening, in which one partner paraphrases the other partner's concerns--"So what I hear you saying is . . ." But that is unnatural and requires too much of people who are in the midst of emotional conflict, said psychologist John Gottman of the University… Continue reading How important is Active Listening?
First, let's be clear about one thing: An epic marriage is one of the best and hardest things ever, period. Plus there are probably legions of difficult things men need to understand about marriage. Next, let's not forget the fact that any relationship of a high caliber demands constant adaptation and change. Finally, strong marriages… Continue reading Difficult Things Men Need to Understand About Marriage