How Threat Emotions Cause Us To Misread Our Partner

Whenever we’re anxious or angry, we’re prone to misread our partner. By learning to recognize how emotions shape perceptions, we can restore close connections.

How Being Entitled to Our Way - Gets in the Way

Why do relationship differences spiral into conflict? Too often, it’s because we claim we’re entitled to our preference, i.e. we should get our way, even without our partner’s buy-in, because our justification has greater weight and relevance. Here are the 15 entitlements at the root of relationship friction, and suggested alternatives that build mutual respect.