How often does conflict show up in your relationship? How often does that conflict resolve in a way that is helpful and affirming to you? Is that even possible? Dr. Chris Grace provides insight on how to grow as a couple through the way you engage in conflict. It can re-establish your connection to the person, rather than breaking it down. Take a listen!
"In marriage, joy functions like engine oil. It reduces relational friction, which not only helps us uphold our commitment but also rejoice in it. Joy runs deeper than happiness because it has the capacity to transcend the details of our lives." Dorothy Littell Greco explains how choosing to find joy in marriage, even in the midst of difficult circumstances, can be a source of life for your relationship.
We all know from personal experience that stress and anxiety are a normal part of our human experience. Life is full of daily hassles, perceived or real threats and challenges, and the usual ups and downs. Such experiences impact us physically, psychologically and behaviorally, as well as influencing our ability to engage in satisfying relationships.
Do you find yourself disagreeing with your spouse on a regular basis? Maybe it’s about money or division of household chores or how to raise your children. It seems like there are a thousand things to argue about. However, according to Dr. Tim Downs, every one of our conflicts can be boiled down to one of seven basic topics, including loyalty, security, and responsibility.
It isn’t necessary to see eye-to-eye on every topic in a marriage, but if you see something wrong in your relationship, and your spouse refuses to listen to your complaints, what can you do? Is it possible to convince your partner that something is broken if they can’t see it? Today, Dr. Muehlhoff explores what it looks like to communicate dissatisfaction in your relationship with an oblivious partner.
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