There can be so many different qualities we are supposed to look for in a dating partner. Our culture suggests different qualities, our families may suggest different qualities, and we may have our own ideas of what qualities we would want to find in someone we date. Today, Willa Williams shares some foundational qualities that we should look for in that person who catches your eye.
With conflict (especially after an argument), what do you do if one spouse is ready to resolve things and the other is still upset and doesn't want to make amends just yet? Where can you go with a situation like this? How do you influence your partner to make amends once a conflict has been finished? Dr. Tim Muelhoff explains some of his thoughts below. Does this sound like something you could try in our relationship?
We tend to think that if we hold back from expressing our thoughts or emotions, that no one will notice we are upset. Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explains a communication principle today that might have you re-think that idea! People around you may be able to pick up what you are feeling, whether you want them to or not!
Our culture does not show how to handle disagreements well. Have you noticed? We are continually told that everyone can have their own perspective, but if you tell someone that you are right and they are wrong, that is close-minded or hurtful. We need to learn how to express our opinions and respect the opinions of others in a humble way that will encourage conversation rather than be divisive.
Sometimes, when interacting with other people we can default to showing the things about us that we believe will make us most interesting to them. However, in order to connect with others and give them a sense of being understood and listened to, we can change our approach from being trying to be interesting to being interested. Just how is that done? What will that do for the people we spend time with?
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