The Fair Fight

The Fair Fight

Many arguments are pointless; they start out over something small then escalate beyond proportion. Here’s how to keep conflict from damaging all.
Resolving Conflicts When a Partner is Chronically Ill

Resolving Conflicts When a Partner is Chronically Ill

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Maintaining a good relationship is a challenge—chronically ill or not.
Fight Like a Professional

Fight Like a Professional

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Conflict is inevitable, so be creative in your approach to it.

The Hidden Cost of Righteous Anger

By Rebecca Coffey
An experiment finds no conditions whatsoever in which getting mad helps.

Five Mental Traps That Mess up Relationships

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Expert advice for avoiding damaging thinking and words.

Soft Criticism

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
The art of gentle correction -- it's not about offering praise.

End Conflict by Using Surprise

By Tania Luna
A simple & powerful way to transform conflict into connection

How Successful Couples Resolve Conflicts

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Disagreements can actually bring a couple closer together

Border Crossings in Hancock: Hollywood’s Racial Logics Redux

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT
What the movie Hancock says about Hollywood's take on interracial couples.

Three Little Words You Long to Hear: “It’s their fault.”

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Avoiding blame feels good now but cripples you later.

How you can give - and get - a meaningful apology

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Expert insights on why we avoid apologies.

Diagnosing Your Spouse

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
How mad are we?

Beware Of Mistaken Marriage Advice That "All Couples Fight"

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Is fighting normal since we all are imperfect? Or is there a better way?

Does Couples Therapy Work? Keys to Success

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
Only if both members of the couple really love each other and want to do better

10 Essential Skills for Couples Coping with Stress

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
How couples can stay close in stressful times

The Dark Knight Rises: What Motivates Bane?

By Travis Langley Ph.D.
How Do Needs for Achievement, Power, Affiliation Shape Batman's Back Breaker?

5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Arguing threatens your relationship and your health. Learn how to disarm.

Happy couples fight in different ways: Even about retirement

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Big decisions bring out different styles of marital conflict

People Posting Vile, Hateful Comments: What’s That About?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
People posting cruel comments can be very interesting, psychologically

Overcoming an Impasse in Childbearing Decisions

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Divided we stand.

Christopher Hitchens vs. Hirsi Ali: Gadflies Compared

By Renee Garfinkel Ph.D.
Why are some social critics accepted, and others ostracized?