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Mastering Our Anger to Keep Our Relationships Happy

Many of us would agree that fighting with our partner or friend is never fun, but, unfortunately, fights are unavoidable in relationships. There are steps that we can take to lessen our anger during fights, help us solve conflicts better, and keep our relationships happy. Fights can happen when two people have different ideas about…
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Grandparents as Parents

Grandparents… grandma and grandpa, ice cream trips, Sunday visits, and sneaking candy. For some of us this scene is full of warm, fuzzy feelings. However, many do not experience the grandparenting scene in this way. For some, grandparenting really means “parenting” and it is not always sunshine and daisies. Over 40% of grandparents in the…
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Forgiveness in Relationships

  Wouldn’t it be nice if a blog post like this could tell you how to avoid all problems, disagreements, conflicts, and annoyances in relationships?  Unfortunately, no one has a cure for those all-too-common things in relationships.  So, the next best option is to learn how to overcome the problems, disagreements, conflicts, and annoyances, while…
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Where East Meets West: 3 Simple Cross-Cultural Lessons for Healthy Families

Family is the most important social unit for individual growth and community well-being. It can be a great source of happiness and comfort, but it also can be the source of stress and negativity. In fact, research has proven that the quality of our closest family relationships is linked to health, longevity, and well-being (Gottman…
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