Couples therapy offers a space to build the safety necessary to thrive in one’s relationship. It provides opportunities to name emotions, express needs, and better understand what is happening for each partner during interactions. It is a place to address how, when, and why conflict is occurring. Or perhaps why there are barely any interactions… Read More »What is Couples Therapy?
This question of “How do we fight fair?” is often asked in couples therapy. Below are some common questions and answers about the purpose and frequency of conflict. Ways to approach and resolve conflict that lessens emotional injury and promotes connection are also discussed. Is fighting good for a relationship? Fighting, or conflict, or most… Read More »How to Fight Fair
Conflict is inevitable, but with the right tools, we can conquer it and even connect through it. One highly underrated tool that ensures healthy and long-lasting relationships is humor. Humor predicts a higher likelihood of staying together six years after getting married. It also contributes to one’s overall happiness later in the relationship. Not only… Read More »How Humor Helps With Conflict