How to Talk to Your Mate

You make me feel bad: Does defensive language really sour our relationships? Plus, argue the right way, show a little gratitude, and embrace new and improved communication skills.

A Simple Way to Put the Spark Back in Your Relationship

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
When you feel that you've stalled, this is how to move forward.

How Does Communication Flow in your Relationships?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Smooth dialogue flow sustains love; turbulence predicts trouble.

Loving Deeper Through Fights

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP
Arguing Your Way to a Happier Marriage

"How I Got My Wife Into Treatment for Borderline Disorder"

By Randi Kreger
Limit-setting was key, as was his wife "hitting bottom"

The Art of Listening: How Open Are Your Ears?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A Quiz on 5 good and 3 bad listening habits that help or hinder relationships.

In Families, Blood May Be Thicker . . . but Skin Is Thinner

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Does it feel as though your spouse is constantly criticizing you?

Vulnerability, The Secret To Intimacy

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Real connection requires you to be totally open and authentic. Can you risk it?

How to Test Your Marital Civility

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Reintroducing civility and good will to your marriage or partnership

Don’t Worry about What to Say

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
Just feel your deepest sense of self when you say it.

Healing the Cycles that Tear Couples Apart

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Learn how to identify, understand, and heal negative relationship patterns

Are You Big Enough to Apologize?

By Denise Cummins Ph.D.
New research explains why we hate apologizing.

The Language of Love in Close Relationships

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
There's more than one way to say "I love you" but all of them work.

Can White Lies Make A Romance Better?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
Deception endorsed by relationship experts?